The Dormition of the Most Holy Theotokos (August 15).
The Feast of the Annunciation of Our Most Holy Lady, the Theotokos and Ever-Virgin Mary is celebrated on March 25th each year.
International Women’s Day 8 March: Virgin Mary, the Woman who changed the world!
The Feast of the Dormition (Falling asleep) of the All-holy Theotokos, celebrated on the 15th of August every year is the greatest among several others which commemorate her Blessed person and life.
For these reasons therefore do not overlook us, the least of your servants, but intercede on our behalf; show your guardianship over us.
Through her repose and her constant ministry on our behalf, the Theotokos shows the power of faith and the promise of life beyond death.
Our Mother, the Church, is again inviting us to celebrate the Dormition of the Theotokos and Ever-Virgin Mary and Mother of our God.
Mary is a touchy subject for Protestants. I get it. Really, I get it. The majority of my life I sat in the pews of a very conservative Protestant Church with very Protestant views of Mary.
Who was the author of the Akathist Hymn? To this question there has not been given an answer till this day which would not be disputed.
With this incident, the Fathers of the Church saw the foreshadowing of the Theotokos. The Virgin accepted the dew of Heaven from above, namely the Holy Spirit.