St. John the Divine Orthodox Church
Canadian Archdiocese of the Orthodox Church in America

The Falling Asleep of the Virgin Mary (Theotokos)

August 15

It is recorded that upon the death of the Virgin Mary, the Apostles were miraculoulsy transported to participate in her burial. We see St. Paul standing in prayer at her feet, St. Peter offering incense at her head, and the others gathered around her. Christ Himself, with the heavenly powers, comes to convey the soul of His Mother to Paradise. This feast celebrates the Virgin Mary as Mother of God, but also as Intercessor, Protector, and Mother of all.

"In giving birth you have preserved your virginity, at your dormition you did not forsake the world, O Theotokos. You passed over into life, Mother who has given birth to Life, and through your prayers of intercession, from death you have redeemed our souls."


BOARD OF DIRECTORS AND COMMITTEE LEADERS

 

BOARD OF DIRECTORS


CHAIRPERSON: Lorraine Karloff*

SECRETARY:      Kim Kostescu*

TREASURER:      Pat Katsilas*

DIRECTOR:         To be filled

DIRECTOR:         To be filled

* 2 year term...Elections to be held October 2015

 

COMMITTEE LEADERS

 

PRE-LITURGY COMMITTEE:    Lorraine Karloff, 519-257-7123, lorrainekarloff@gmail.com                     

POST-LITURGY COMMITTEE:  Rose Cyriaque, 226-787-9514, cycrose103@yahoo.ca

GENERAL CLEANING COMMITTEE: Lorraine Karloff, 519-257-7123, lorrainekarloff@gmail.com

BENEVOLENT COMMITTEE: Kim Kostescu, 519-819-1627, kimberlykostescu@msn.com

SPIRITUAL NEEDS COMMITTEE: Shannon Laurin, 519-561-1361, purple_chickie15@hotmail.com

SOCIAL COMMITTEE: Shannon Laurin, 519-561-1361, purple_chickie15@hotmail.com