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. Steven Ritter

Father Steven Ritter is the priest at St. James Orthodox Mission in Lawrenceville, Georgia, and host of The Life of the Church Today ​podcast on Ancient Faith Radio.