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

Nicole Roccas

Nicole Roccas, PhD, is a freelance editor at >The Writer’s Loom and adjunct faculty member at the Orthodox School of Theology at Trinity College (Toronto). Her Ancient Faith podcast and blog, Time Eternal, explores the rich and difficult connections between time, faith, and eternity. She is also the author the recently published book, Time and Despondency: Regaining the Present in Faith and Life (Ancient Faith Publishing, 2017). She has her PhD in History from the University of Cincinnati.