Paraklesis to the Mother of God

01 Aug

Every year, for two weeks at the beginning of August, the Virgin Mary becomes the center of our lives.  We fast from August 1st through the 14th, avoiding animal products for the duration, and oil and wine on certain days.  This period of fasting and prayer culminates with the Feast of the Dormition of the Most-Holy Theotokos on August 15th (this is a Saturday and Saint George Church will be celebrating Divine Liturgy).

To honor God’s Mother, and to pray for ourselves and the world, we will be chanting a Paraklesis service to her on weekdays during the first two weeks of August (3-7 and 10-14). ¬†It begins at 6 PM and usually runs for about forty minutes. ¬†This service is conducted by parishioners. ¬†All are welcome.

Most-Holy Theotokos, save us!

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