15 August The day that all churches in Greece are open from East to West, North to South … Dekapentavgoustos on the Greek Orthodox Christian calendar, the Feast of the
Dormition of the Theotokos is celebrated. It is a national and religious holiday that marks the “falling asleep,” repose or kimisis of the Virgin Mary, mother of the Lord Jesus Christ. The Feast also commemorates the Assumption of the body of the Theotokos into heaven.
My name day and my passed away dad’s birthday. A day that we all celebrate Maria, Marius, Panagiotis, Panagiota, Giota, Giotis, Despoina and many many more across Greece, Serbia, Bulgaria, Romania, Russia and all the Orthodox world.
May we have Her blessing to be healthy and creative and helpful to our people around us and for the ones that can go, what a blessed place to be in such a day….. Mount Athos.