This Sunday, August th, is Mariamoba, the Feast of the Dormition (“Falling Asleep”) of the Theotokos (from the Greek, “God-Bearer”, the Virgin Mary who bore God the Son within her body and gave birth to Him.) A strict fast is kept for two weeks prior to the Feast, as the anniversary of the death of the Virgin Mary is seen as a very sombre and poignant event.
John Sanidopoulos of Boston has assembled an excellent Resource Base of information on this key feast, presented below (reproduced with thanks to John,
Dormition of the Theotokos Resource Page
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