The Dormition Fast runs from Wednesday, August 1 through Tuesday, August 14. During this fast we observe the traditional fasting discipline (no meat, poultry, dairy, fish, wine, and olive oil) Monday through Friday, with katalysis (a blessing) for wine and olive oil on Saturdays and Sundays. There is also katalysis for fish, wine and olive oil on Monday, August 6, which is the great feast of the Transfiguration of our Savior Jesus Christ.
During the Dormition Fast, we offer The Paraclesis to the Mother of God each weeknight at 7:00 p.m. That means, this year, there will be nine opportunities to participate in this beautiful service. Please look at your calendars now and plan on joining us as often as you can.