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Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Dormition of Theotokos feast

Falling asleep of the Mother of our Lord

by Daniel Manzuk (from The Word, June 2008)

It would be a gross understatement to say that much has been written about the Feast of the Dormition of the Theotokos. Yet very little has been written about the fast that precedes it.

Every Orthodox Christian is aware and generally knows the reason behind the fasts for Pascha and Christmas. But while they may know of the Dormition Fast, few follow it, and more than a few question why it is there, neither knowing its purpose. First, given the pervasive misunderstanding of
Sunday, August 5, 2018

The Feast of the Transfiguration

The Feast of the Transfiguration is one of the most important and revealing Feasts concerning not only the Life of Christ and the revealing of who He is as God incarnate; but also, since we are in union with Him, our ultimate destiny in His Kingdom. On Mount Tabor, Christ took His three chief disciples, Peter, James, and John, and there He showed forth Himself in what can only be described in human terms as brilliant white raiment, His face shining like a sun. In doing so He reveals Himself to be truly God incarnate; but that is not the only important truth that was revealed, for along with Christ there appeared Moses and Elijah who also appeared looking exactly like Christ in that they were also adorned in white and glowing just as brightly as Jesus. This confused the disciples who thought they might be seeing three Divine beings, so they wanted to build three Tabernacles to commemorate the experience.



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