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==About the feast==
The [[Apostles]] were miraculously summoned to this event, and all were present except [[Apostle Thomas|Thomas]] when Mary passed from this life. She was then buried.
The dormition of the mother of the Theotokos, the [[Righteous]] [[Anna]], is celebrated on [[July 25]].
==Celebration of the feast==
The feast is preceded by 14 days of strict [[fasting]], with the exceptions that fish is eaten on the Feast of the [[Transfiguration]] ([[August 6]]). On weekdays before the feast, either the [[Great Paraklesis]] (service of supplication) or the [[Small Paraklesis]] is celebrated.