The Feast commemorates the repose or “falling-asleep” and resurrection of the Mother of Jesus Christ.
The blessing of grapes as well as other fruits and vegetables on this day is a beautiful sign of the final transfiguration of all things in Christ.
“Truly I tell you, some who are standing here will not taste death before they see the Son of Man coming in his kingdom.”
A sermon by Father Matthew Stagon “Father,” someone once asked their priest, “I have a difficult time observing the Dormition Fast. What should I do?”
On a single day we commemorate the memory of the sufferings of both these apostles, though they suffered on separate days; but by the spirit and the closeness of their suffering they constitute one.
When the Most High came down and confused the tongues, he parted the nations. When he divided out the tongues of fire, he called all
The Feast of Pentecost, 50 days after Pascha, commemorates the coming of the Holy Spirit.
And while he was blessing them, he departed and started to ascend to heaven.
It’s hard to believe, but today we have already passed one half the period between the Resurrection of Christ and the coming of the Holy
Through the prayers of our holy fathers, O Lord Jesus Christ our God, have mercy on us and save us. Amen Christ is risen from
This is the one who rose up from the dead. This is the one who sits at the right hand of the Father.
The Paschal homily of our father among the saints John Chrysostom, Archbishop of Constantinople If anyone is devout and a lover of God, let him
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