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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A Tiny Community That Manages to Survive

WICHITA, Kansas – The phrase “served by Metropolis clergy” is heard more frequently as a growing number of very small parishes struggle to survive and the number of priests diminishes over...