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

Archpriest Michael Gillis

Fr. Michael Gillis serves as the parish priest of Holy Nativity Orthodox Church in Langley, British Columbia, Canada. He is also host of the Praying in the Rain podcast on Ancient Faith Radio.