Monthly Archives: August 2018

Dormition of the Theotokos

Dormition Fast 2018

The month of August is dedicated to the Mother of God. From the 1st to the 15th of August, we celebrate the supplicatory canon to the Theotokos, also known as the Paraklesis, in Greek, on a daily basis. We chant hymns to the Theotokos, asking for her protection, and her intercession upon the throne of Christ our God for the salvation of our souls and the help and protection of the entire world. "Preserve and save, O Theotokos, thy servants [...]