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

Archpriest Daniel Kovalak

Archpriest Daniel is rector of Holy Cross Church, Williamsport, PA and a frequent contributor to the Williamsport Sun-Gazette and other publications. Visit the parish website: