Dormition of Theotokos
A Great Feast of Eastern Orthodox, Oriental Orthodox and Eastern Catholic Churches, the Dormition of the Theotokos commemorates the “falling asleep,” or death, of Mary the Theotokos (“Mother of God”) and her bodily resurrection before her ascension into heaven.
We invite you to explore some of the heritages, holidays and celebrations observed throughout the month of August. As you explore, we encourage you to find unique ways to recognize the rich histories, cultures, and traditions behind these occasions while honoring your own. For a full listing of holidays and celebrations, please visit our SharePoint page.