On Tuesday 27 August and Wednesday 28 August 2013 we celebrated the Great Feast of the Dormition of the Mother of God. All-night vigil with the blessing of five loaves, wheat, wine and oil was served at 6.00pm on Tuesday evening. On Wednesday morning, the parish rector served Divine Liturgy. Our choir for the festive services was conducted by Matushka Marie Carles as our regular conductor, Olga Itsikson, was prevented by illness from being with us. Both services were well-attended. This was the first time since 2007 that there had been services in our parish on feast of the Dormition.