Cheesefare Luncheon and Forgiveness Vespers

On Sunday February 26, the parishioners of the Dormition of the Mother of God parish will commemorate Cheesefare Sunday by enjoying a meat-free potluck luncheon in the church hall.  Following the luncheon, everyone is urged to attend the Vespers of Forgiveness in the church.  The Great Fast (Lent) begins during this Vespers as the cloths and vestments are changed from bright to dark colors and the lenten melodies are first heard at this service.  Following the vespers, each will bow deeply before the others and ask and receive forgiveness.  May God forgive us all!  A blessed Fast to all!