Today, we celebrate the Procession of the Venerable Wood of the Life-Creating Cross of the Lord and honour the memory of the seven holy Maccabee martyrs.

From today, the Assumption Fast begins, which is short, but strict one.

Our people call this day the Saviour of the Honey Feast Day, because Orthodox Christians bless the honey of the new season in all the temples of our Church. The honey is customarily brought to the church as an explicit manifestation of God's mercy to us sinners.

Happy feast and congratulations on the first day of the Assumption Fast, dear Orthodox Christians!

The publication uses the picture by Elena Vilkova