Feast of the Assumption of the Mother of God August 28
On August 28, believers will celebrate one of the most significant holidays in the Orthodox calendar. On this day, according to the legend, the Assumption of the Virgin Mary occurred, and in the traditions of the Church to devote much attention to this event.
Feast of the Assumption
In the Dormition, according to Orthodox custom, it is customary not to mourn the death of the Virgin, but to glorify her. After all, death was followed by a resurrection, after which the Virgin Mary was reunited with her son Christ. The Dormition is rather not a death, but a dream before going to Heaven.
A strict, albeit short, Ouspensky fasting is associated with this day, in which it is prescribed to cook with particular severity: a very modest set of products can be eaten. The Assumption of the Virgin is the final day of fasting, to which believers prepare their souls in advance.
Assumption fast believing people observe annually. So they prepare themselves for the coming holiday, turning to the spiritual purity and unpretentiousness of the Virgin Mary. In the Assumption fast there are a number of Orthodox prayers and church traditions.
And when the fast is over, you definitely need to praise the Mother of God and pray to her.
How will celebrate the Assumption
On August 26, a festive procession in Jerusalem took place, and on the 28th in all cities of Russia, solemn church services will be held, dedicated to the Day of the Assumption of the Mother of God. Before that, in many churches and churches of our country, an all-night vigil will be performed.
The Orthodox holiday together with all of Russia will celebrate the main cities of Russia, Moscow and St. Petersburg. In St. Petersburg, festive divine services have already taken place in the Kazan Cathedral. On August 28 there will also be widely celebrated this significant event for all believers. Solemn worship will be held in Moscow.
The liturgy will be held by the Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia, Kirill, in the main church of the Kremlin — in the Assumption Cathedral. After the service in Moscow, the Assumption procession is also expected.
Celebrate the feast of the Assumption of the Virgin, observe the Assumption Fast, turning your thoughts to God and remembering good deeds. Strive to ensure that on this day only bright and solemn feelings are in your soul and do not forget to press buttons and