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 Hilarion (Alfeyev)

Metropolitan Hilarion Alfeyev was chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations 2009-2022. On June 7, 2022 he was appointed Head of the Budapest-Hungarian Diocese, Metropolitan of Budapest and Hungary. He authored many books, such as 'Jesus Christ: His Life And Teaching' (Volumes 1-3), published by St Vladimir's Seminary Press (SVS Press), in which he examines the miracles of Jesus in their scriptural and historical context, helping us to understand their deeper meaning and to see how they reveal the true identity of Jesus Christ, our Lord and Savior.