Dormition of Mary

When:
August 14, 2017 all-day
2017-08-14T00:00:00+03:00
2017-08-15T00:00:00+03:00

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This great feasting day in the Greek Orthodox Church commemorates the “falling asleep,” or death, of Mary, the mother of Jesus, and her bodily resurrection before her ascent into heaven. The feast is preceded by a two-week fast, from August 1 to August 14, from red meat, poultry, meat products, dairy products (eggs and milk products), fish, oil, and wine.