Dormition, Fasting -

Dormition Fast Begins!

You guys, the year is speeding by! Can you believe we're in August?! Know what that means? It's time for the Dormition Fast!

The Dormition Fast is one of four fasting periods in the Liturgical Year, comprising the two week period leading up to the Feast of the Dormition, August 15th. The other fasting periods are Phillip's Fast (ahead of the Nativity of Our Lord), The Great Fast (6 weeks leading up to Pascha), and the Apostles' Fast (8 days after Pentecost to the Feast of Sts Peter and Paul). 

Our fasting periods are a time of prayer and reflection, looking forward to the feast we'll be celebrating!

May we use these two weeks of fasting to ask Mary to intercede for us, to learn to be like her in her goodness, and to ask God for the grace to resist all evil and temptation.

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