The feast of the Dormition, or Falling-asleep, of the Theotokos is celebrated on the fifteenth of August, preceded by a two-week fast. This feast, which is also sometimes called the Assumption, commemorates the death, resurrection and glorification of Christ’s mother.
Over the years, the word evangelization has taken on many different connotations, some of them negative. For some, evangelization evokes images of overly persistent individuals ringing doorbells or preaching on busy downtown street corners. “Does this mean that we have
The Old Testament Prophet Isaiah describes fasting in the following way: “This is the fast that I choose: to loose the bonds of wickedness, to undo those things which hold us captive, to free the oppressed, to break every bond.