On Friday, August 23, the Leave-taking of the Dormition of the Most Holy Theotokos, the Holy Monastery of Panagia Parigoritissa celebrated its patronal feast. This is footage from this year’s service of Great Vespers.



Set a rampart about me mind, O my Saviour, for I make bold to sing the praises of Thy most-pure Mother, the rampart of the world. Establish me firmly within the fortress of my words and make me strong within the defenses of my thoughts: for Thou dost promise to fulfill the petitions of those that entreat Three with faith. Endue me with a tongue and ready speech, and with thoughts that are without shame; for every fight of enlightenment is set down from Three, O guiding Light, Who dwelt within her ever-virgin womb.

-Oikos for the Dormition of the Theotokos

20190814_173716The little Theotokos is from Jerusalem, a gift from a dear friend.

May the Mother of God be with us all!