Every year, for two weeks at the beginning of August, the Virgin Mary becomes the center of our lives. Â We fast from August 1st through the 14th, avoiding animal products for the duration, and oil and wine on certain days. Â 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). Â It begins at 6 PM and usually runs for about forty minutes. Â This service is conducted by parishioners. Â All are welcome.
Most-Holy Theotokos, save us!