St Cyrilus and St Methodius -
Tuesday July 5, 2016
Orthodox : Cyril and Methodius were two brothers born in Thessaloniki in the Byzantine Empire in the 9th century, who became missionaries of Christianity in Khazaria and Great Moravia. They both perfected a Slavonic alphabet which is now known as the Cyrillic alphabet and translated the liturgy into this language.
Dormition of the Virgin -
Monday August 15, 2016
Orthodox : Adormirea Maicii Domnului
refers to the feast commemorating what is believed to be the miraculous transport of Mary, in bodily form, to Heaven after her death. Some accounts claim that she died in Jerusalem; others put her death at the Graeco-Roman city of Ephesus, now in Turkey, and the site of an alleged House of the Virgin Mary .
Religious celebration (not a national holiday) -
Sunday August 28, 2016
Orthodox : Golema Bogorodica (Dormition of the Holy Mother of God) only observed by the Orthodox community