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

Hal Freeman

I am an American living in the small city of Luga, Russia in the Leningrad Oblast. I am married to Oksana, who was born in Tula, Russia and raised here in Luga. We have three children–Roman (17), Gabriel (9), and Marina Grace (3). I also have two grown sons by my first marriage, Russell and Joel, who live in America. Oksana and I lived in St. Petersburg for almost three years (2005-2008), before moving to America. We lived in America until June 2016 when we moved back to Russia. For most of my professional career I taught Koine Greek and New Testament in a University in the U.S. I took early retirement, but serve as the “English Consultant” for Erudite, a private English school in Luga. Oksana also teaches there. My e-mail contact is halfrmn@yahoo.com.