Yesterday was the beginning of the Dormition of Mary fast. Orthodox Christians fast for the 15 days leading up to the miracle event of, Mary passing away into the next life and her son, The Living Christ, taking her soul directly to heaven. In the image above, that is not an infant Christ is holding, but rather the soul of His mother.
I love how our souls are imagined as little children.
What is YOUR favorite Fast during the Liturgical Year?