Virgin Mary's Fast
Feast Day: August 1
We do practice this fast in preparation for the celebration of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary and in following in her footsteps and those of the Holy Apostles who fasted at the Dormition of the Virgin Mary. This fast lasts for fifteen days and ends on the Assumption Day of the Virgin Mary, August 15th.
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