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5: Conclusion of Ecclesial Year & Feast of the Holy Belt

The Holy Belt of the Theotokos

By Matushka Constantina Today we commemorate the holy belt of the Theotokos – the only surviving relic of the Virgin Mary. According to Tradition, the Apostle Thomas was the only apostle absent at the dormition of the Mother of God. He was grieved to learn of this, but suddenly found himself witnessing the Virgin’s ascent to Heaven. He pleaded with ... Read More »