Soak Up the Son: Week 10

As the month of July expires, our attention turns to the two-week fasting period (August 1–14) preceding the final great feast day of the ecclesiastical year, the Dormition of the Theotokos (August 15). At this time, it is customary for Orthodox Christian communities to gather and alternately pray the small and great Paraklesis (supplication) services to the Theotokos on most evenings during the fast.
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From Greece’s Mountains to the Blue Ridge Mountains

“It’s surrounded by the Blue Ridge Mountains,” said Fr. Michael Diavatis, the pastor since August 2012. “It’s an absolutely gorgeous place.” Ironically, many of the first arrivals in the early...