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

Metropolitan Jonah (Paffhausen)

Metropolitan Jonah Paffhausen serves in the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia (ROCOR). He was the founding Abbott of St. John Monastery in Manton, California where he ministered primarily to young men and others scarred by the secularism and spiritual violence of the age. He currently serves near Washington, DC.