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AUGUST: A MONTH DEDICATED TO THE MOST HOLY THEOTOKOS

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AUGUST: A MONTH DEDICATED TO THE MOST HOLY THEOTOKOS

The Place of the Theotokos in the Church: The Blessed Virgin Mary, the Theotokos (Mother of God) occupies next to Christ the most important place in Orthodox Christianity. This is most obvious in the Orthodox liturgical tradition. Entering into any Orthodox church you first encounter the Theotokos. Her sacred icon is the first to meet […]

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THE FAST OF THE DORMITION OF THE HOLY THEOTOKOS

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THE FAST OF THE DORMITION OF THE HOLY THEOTOKOS

For the first fourteen days of August during each year, the Holy Orthodox Church enters into a strict fast period in honor of the Mother of God, the Virgin Mary. The eminent Orthodox theologian, Father Sergei Bulgakov, beautifully expresses the high regard which the Orthodox Christians have for the Blessed Virgin Mary, the Mother of […]

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THE FAST OF THE DORMITION OF THE THEOTOKOS

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THE FAST OF THE DORMITION OF THE THEOTOKOS

The commemoration of the Dormition of the Theotokos and the preparation for the Feast begin on August 1 with a period of fasting (August 1-14). A strict fast is followed on most of the days (no meat, dairy, oil, or wine), with the exceptions of fish on the Feast of the Transfiguration (August 6) and […]

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