Beginning of the Dormition Fast.
Procession of the Precious Wood of the Life-giving Cross of the Lord (1164) (First of the three “Feasts of the Saviour” in August) The Feast to the All-Merciful Saviour and the MostHoly Mother of God.
A Joyous Dormition Fast and Feast to all! Abbot Tryphon of All-Merciful Saviour Monastery located on beautiful Vashon Island, Wa., has some pictures posted on his Blog The Morning Offering (Daily Inspiration from All-Merciful Saviour Monastery). Just click on of the photos on his site to see the slide show. The Monastery celebrated the Feast quietly this year and did not hold its usual open celebration and camping at the Monastery for Pilgrims. (His site features daily scripture verses, a reflection, and often some lovely pictures of the Monastery or other local NW Orthodox Churches to inspire one on their journey on the narrow road-editor) Many Years to Abbot Tryphon and all the Monastic Brotherhood!