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

Fr. Gabriel Bilas

Father Gabriel was assigned rector of St. Mary Magdalene in March of 2016. He is a graduate of the University of Akron with a degree in International Business. He also studied over-seas at St. Petersburg Polytechnic University in Russia.