We are now in the Dormition Fast.
During this time, Orthodox Christians fast and pray in preparation for the celebration of the Dormition (Falling Asleep) of the Virgin Mary.
According to the Tradition of the Church, we observe this Fast by abstaining from meat (including poultry and eggs), dairy, fish, olive oil and wine. Fish is permitted on the Feast of the Transfiguration.
While many people relax these rules, it is important that we do as much as we can, so that we can properly prepare ourselves spiritually for this great Feast of our Lord’s Mother.
Please remember that Coffee Hour is a Church function. Therefore, during any fasting season, no meat is to be served at Coffee Hour.