Feast Day: August 15th


2020 – The Assumption of Our Most Holy Lady the Theotokos by Saint Dimitri of Rostov.
2022 – Sermon – Seeing her was like seeing Christ, and being comforted by her was being comforted by Christ Himself.


Paraklesis – During the period of the fast for the Dormition of Our Panagia, the first 15 days of August, each evening, except for Saturdays, we Pray the Supplicatory Service of the Paraklesis, alternating each night between the Great Paraklesis and the Small Paraklesis to Our Most Holy Mother of God.

Text: Lamentations for the Dormition of Our Panagia

Apolytikion: In birth, you preserved your virginity; in death, you did not abandon the world, O Theotokos. As Mother of Life, you departed to the Source of Life, delivering our Souls from death by your intercessions.

Kontakion: Neither the grave nor death could contain the Theotokos, the Unshakable Hope, ever vigilant in intercession and protection. As Mother of Life, He Who dwelt in the ever-virginal womb transposed her to life.

Hymn: Now all generations call you Blessed, O only Theotokos. In you the laws of nature are defeated, O Undefiled Virgin Pure. In virginity childbirth was accomplished, and death introduces life. You, after bearing, are Virgin, and after dying are living. Mother of God, ever save your inheritance.

2021 – Saint Paisios Chanting a Hymn for the Dormition of Our Most Holy Theotokos, August 15th 1981.




Holy Quotes about Our Panagia

2023 – Sermon – She is a compassionate, tender, loving and merciful Mother.