The Fast and Preparation for the Feast of the Dormition

The Lenten Season for the feast day of the Most Holy Theotokos is upon us. (August 1-14) The Church prescribes a prayer and fasting period during this period of the year in order to re-focus our efforts toward attending to our spiritual life. All fasting should be prescribed by a spiritual father or parish priest. If you have any questions regarding the fasting period please feel free to email me anytime. Along with prayer and fasting there are Paraklesis services that will be chanted to the Most Holy Mother for the health and salvation of loved ones. The Paraklesis is a prayer service for those who are alive. Please forward the first names of those you would like remembered so that we can lift them up in prayer during this holy season. frelias@gocoos.org If you have already done so then dis-regard….just email the list to me one time only.

Also, Holy Confession is recommended during this period. If you would like the sacrament of Holy Confession please email me dates and times that are good for you and I will be happy to meet with you. May God bless you and I look forward to seeing you during Paraklesis.

Paraklesis Schedule:

August 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13. All services will begin at 6:30pm.