Friday, August 2, 2013

The Paraclesis to the Virgin Mary

From the 1st of August until the 13th we celebrate daily the Paraclesis to the Virgin Mary. During this period, Orthodox Christians fast and pray to the Virgin Mary, the Theotokos, the Mother of God. August is also known as the ‘Virgin Mary’s month’, emphasising the importance of the Feast of the Dormition of the Virgin Mary. The following video is a recording produced by the monks from the Simonopetra monastery on Mount Athos.

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