On August 28, the Orthodox Church celebrates one of the Twelve Great Feasts of the year – Assumption of the Blessed Virgin. This day marks the end of the two-week Dormition Fast, which begins on August 14. on Maccabeus.
The church year is not only rich in different Marian feast days, it also begins and ends with them.
The glorious Assumption in our liturgical books has the grand title: "Assumption of the glorious Lady Theotokos and Ever-Virgin Mary."
The basis of the feast of the Assumption is formed by the sacred tradition of the Church from apostolic times, apocryphal books, the constant faith of the Church and the unanimous opinion of the Holy Fathers and Doctors of the Church of the first millennium of Christianity.
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