The Dormition Fast and Feast
Shudder, O ye heavens! and, O earth, give ear unto these words: God descended once before for our sake He descends again today for His Mother.
–from The Lamentations at the Bier of the Mother of God, Tone 5
The Feast of the Falling Asleep (Dormition) of the Mother of God is our parish feast and consequently one of the most important moments of Church year for us. This year we are especially pleased that our own Archbishop Alexander will be keeping the feast with us. You can find our ample service schedule here and many resources for the Dormition Fast and Feast here and here.