On the Dormition of the Theotokos and Ever-Virgin Mary

On the Dormition of the Theotokos and Ever-Virgin Mary

August 28 marked the Great Feast of the Dormition of the Virgin Mary, according to the Julian calendar. Most of the world’s autocephalous, or self-governing, Orthodox Churches celebrate the feast along with Roman Catholics and some Protestants on August 15th.  However, the majority of the world’s Orthodox and Eastern Catholic Christians celebrate...

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Dormition of the Theotokos, Part 3

Dormition of the Theotokos, Part 3

In this third episode of his series on the sermon of Patriarch Modestus, Fr. David Smith helps us explore why it is so important for Christians to observe the fast and feast of the Dormition of the Theotokos. Taking us once again to this important sermon, Fr. David asks us...

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