Dormition (Theotokos) Fast. By Monastic Charter: Strict Fast (Bread, Vegetables, Fruits)
Beginning of the Dormition Fast. Good Fast to all!
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 Most Holy Mother of God.
Holy Seven Maccabees, Martyrs Abimus, Antonius, Gurias, Eleazar, Eusebonus, Alimus, and Marcellus, their mother Solomonia, and their teacher Eleazar (166 B.C.).
22nd Anniversary Celebration of Ukrainian Independence (FB). Sponsored by the Ukrainian American Club of Washington. Please note this is not a political or cultural endorsement of Ukrainian vs Russian politics. It is merely an event that some Orthodox might be interested in. (Editors note we can disagree about politics, and policies and yet remain Orthodox Christians)
“For Metropolitan Paul (Yazigi) of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of Aleppo and Alexandretta and Archbishop Yohanna (Ibrahim) of the Syriac Archdiocese of Aleppo who were kidnapped by Muslim terrorists on the road to Aleppo on April 22nd and have not been heard from since.”