Guest Post: Dormition Fast, The Season of the Theotokos

Glory to Jesus Christ! Glory Forever! August 1 to August 15 marks another special season in the liturgical calendar of the Byzantine Church.  A season dedicated to preparing with prayer and penance a heart like our Blessed Mother, the Holy Theotokos.  We try to create a heart like Her’s because on August 15 the Theotokos …

Thomas Sunday – Divine Mercy Sunday

In the East, we call the second Pascal Sunday (the seventh day after Easter) Thomas Sunday, Sunday of St. Thomas or Antipascha (The “antithesis” of the Octave of Easter). The eighth day after Easter is also commonly known as Divine Mercy Sunday, particularly since St. Faustyna (St. Faustina) shared her private revelations about Christ’s mercy …

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