"The feast of the Dormition of the Mother of God (Theotokos)Chongwe-Zambia
”In birth, you preserved your virginity; in death, you did not abandon the world, O Theotokos. As mother of life, you departed to the source of life, delivering our souls from death by your intercessions”.
“Neither the grave nor death could contain the Theotokos, the unshakable hope, ever vigilant in intercession and protection. As Mother of life, He who dwelt in the ever-virginal womb transposed her to life”.
Father Arsenios wrote
With much love and prayers of Archbishop Ioanis. The Feast of Dormition of Theotokos was cerebrated in Chongwe with the service of Artoklasia. This area is 44 kilometers from Lusaka where the missionary activities are happening for the Mitropoli. May Panagia be with us all."