The Dormition Fast

The Dormition Fast is preparation for the Feast of the Dormition of the Mother of God. The Theotokos was immaculate, pure, and led a very temperate way of life. Tradition even tells us that she led a life-long fast. Thus, the meaning of this fast is to participate in the pure and immaculate abstinence of the Mother of God in preparation for the Feast of her Dormition

The Dormition Fast

Maria C. Khoury, Ed. D.

Dr. Khoury lives in Palestine, on the West Bank of the Jordan River, in the Biblical land of Judea and Samaria. The Khourys returned to the family village of Taybeh following the Oslo Peace Agreement (1993) to boost the economy and raise their children with centuries-old Palestinian Christian values and traditions. She is the author of several Orthodox Christian children’s books. Currently she is a volunteer in her husband’s home village of Taybeh at St. George Greek Orthodox Church to help fundraise for a vital housing project aimed at helping families obtain their first home on land donated by the Greek Orthodox Patriarchate.