Two sermons today - first Fr. Gregory Hallam followed by Fr. Emmanuel Kahn helping us prepare for the Dormition of the Mother of God.
On Thursday, we begin the experience of the Dormition Fast. During this fast for the next two weeks we remember “the falling asleep” or death of the Mother of God, the Theotokos, and Her translation into heaven. The word “dormition” is from the Greek word Koimisis that means “falling asleep in death” [See ]https://orthodoxwiki.org/Dormition]. It is important to understand that Holy Mary was born and died…