31 July 2012

Dormition Fast Liturgical Schedule from Saint John the Baptist Greek Orthodox Church in Euless, Texas, USA


Every year the Orthodox Church sets aside the first fourteen days of August in honor of the Virgin Mary. This fast period is crowned on August 15th, when the Church gathers to celebrate the Great Feast of the Dormition (Falling-Asleep) of the Theotokos. During this fourteen day fast period, the Orthodox Church prescribes that the Paraklesis Service be held in honor of the Mother of God. (see schedule bellow)

August 1st is the first day of fasting. The Dormition Lent is a strict fast period, no meat, fish or dairy products are allowed except for August 6th when fish is allowed. Vegetables and shellfish products are allowed at all times.

August 1
  • Paraklesis 6:00PM
August 3
  • Paraklesis 6:00PM
August 4
  • Great Vespers 6:00PM
August 5
  • Orthros 8:30AM
  • Divine Liturgy 9:30AM
  • Vigil for Transfiguration 6:00PM
August 6, Feast of the Transfiguration of the Lord
  • August 6th - Divine Liturgy 6:00AM
August 8
  • August 8th - Paraklesis 6:00PM
August 10
  • August 10th - Paraklesis 6:00PM
August 11
  • August 11th - Great Vespers 6:00PM
August 12
  • Orthros 8:30AM
  • Divine Liturgy 9:30AM
August 13
  • Paraklesis 6:00PM
August 14
  • Vigil 6:00PM
August 15, Feast of the Dormition of the Theotokos
  • Divine Liturgy 6:00AM
See also the church calendar here: http://stjohndfw.info/parish-calendar.html


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