Dormition of the Mother of God
On Monday, August 28, the Orthodox Church celebrated the feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin.
On August 27, on the eve of the feast, Archpriest Daniel Lugovoi performed the all-night vigil with the ceremony of the Burial of the Mother of God. The shroud, the image of the Mother of God lying on the bed, was carried with singing around the church with the procession.
On the very day of the Assumption in the Church of St. Sergius of Radonezh, the Divine Liturgy and moleben at the beginning of the new academic year were performed .
August 28 is the day of the 100th anniversary of the opening of the Holy Council of the Orthodox Russian Church of 1917-1918, at which a general church decision was made to restore the Patriarchate. With the blessing of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill and in accordance with the decision of the Holy Synod on this day in all the churches of the Russian Orthodox Church, including the church of St. Sergius of Radonezh in Johannesburg, the moleben to the Saint members of the Holy Council and the funeral service for the other members of the Holy Council were performed.