The birth of the Holy Theotokos is very special. She bore and brought into the world our Saviour, son of man and son of God. Through her, humanity reestablished the intimate connection to Him in the flesh and blood.
On the feast day of the Dormition, we honour the translation into the eternal life in God of the Most Holy Theotokos, who leads us along to God, comforts us on the journey to His Kingdom, and embraces us with His Divine Love
On the feast day of our patron saint, the Holy Martyr Grand Duchess Elisabeth Romanov, we inaugurated a new church bell acquired at the initiative of the parents of our Sunday School students.
On August 19th (August 6th according to the Gregorian calendar), we celebrate another very special Great Feast of the Orthodox Church - the feast of the Transfiguration of our God, Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
On 19 August we celebrate a major feast day in the life of the Church called the Holy Transfiguration. Transfiguration is a powerful reminder to us that with God we are complete, whole, and fully human as we were intended to be.
Those Orthodox Christians who follow the Julian calendar are about to start the shortest period of fasting of the liturgical year on the 14th of August - the Dormition Fast. It lasts only for two weeks.