August 15

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Feasts

The Dormition of the Theotokos

The Dormition of the Theotokos (one of the Great Feasts of the Orthodox Church); Saint Macarius the Roman, abbot, and Saint Chariton; New-Martyr Chrestos of Ioannina; Hieromartyr Tarsicios, Deacon of Rome; "Diasozousa" Icon of the Most Holy Theotokos. Other events: repose of Elder Anthony of Murom, friend of St. Seraphim of Sarov, Archimandrite Hieron, founder of New Athos, and Abbess Rufina of Harbin and Shanghai