|DORMITION OF THE HOLY THEOTOKOS
Vigil and Confession: 6:00 p.m., August 27 Saturday
Liturgy: 9:30 a.m., August 28 Sunday
On this day we remember the repose of the Mother of God — which was made known to Her three days before by the Archangel Gabriel —, the wondrous arrival of all the apostles except for Thomas from all the ends of the earth, Her burial in Gethsemane, and the Lord’s taking of Her most pure body into heaven on the third day. As the Most Pure Mother of God was only in the tomb three days, and on the third day the holy apostles did not find Her most pure body there, Her death is called the Dormition; that is, ‘sleep.’ This is a great feast, and is included in the theotokian feasts of the twelve.
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