Dormition


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dormition

(dɔːˈmɪʃən)
n
1. the process of falling asleep
2. death
3. Christianity the Virgin Mary's assumption into heaven

dormition

- A peaceful and painless death, as well as the act of sleeping or falling asleep.
See also related terms for sleeping.
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Noun1.Dormition - celebration in the Eastern Orthodox Church of the Virgin Mary's being taken up into heaven when her earthly life ended; corresponds to the Assumption in the Roman Catholic Church and is also celebrated on August 15th
holy day, religious holiday - a day specified for religious observance
Aug, August - the month following July and preceding September
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According to the Office of the Religious Track of the Cyprus Peace process which is under the auspices of the Embassy of Sweden, Bishop Porfyrios of Neapolis celebrated an emotional liturgy for the feast of Dormition of the Theotokos (Assumption of the Virgin Mary) with approximately 400 faithful originally from the village of Palekythro attending
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August 15 is also the Dormition of the Holy Mother of God, one of the greatest holidays for Christians.
Chaired by Patriarch Laham,a mass and a religious celebration were held today at the Orthodox Church of Dormition (Saydet El Niyah Church) in al-Zaitoun quarter in Damascus to celebrate the feast day.
The markings and drawings were found on the flat surfaces of the bricks used in some monuments of Novgorodian architecture of that time (the churches of Holy Virgin Protection of Shilov monastery, Entry of Our Lord into Jerusalem and Dormition on Volotovo pole--Fig.
During last December, an Israeli settler was arrested for attacking the Dormition Abbey and vandalizing a cross and a statue in Jerusalem.
Father Imad, who was badly wounded when a shell crashed into the city's Church of the Dormition on October 10, 2012, said Aleppo's Christians would never give up.
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Additionally, yesterday someone burnt the guest book in the Dormition Abbey on Mount Zion, Jerusalem, after the Pope conducted a mass there earlier in the day.
From the Roman Christian Crusaders in the 13th century, The Holy Zion Octagonal Church being built later by Theodosius I about 382 CE, the entire structure was being demolished to the ground by the Muslim caliph, Al-Hakim in the 7th century CE, and afterwards being replaced by the current structure built by the Roman Christian Crusaders in the 12th century with five aisled basilica, today the Dormition Abbey, that was named after the Jewish Princess of David whom the Roman Christian Church recognizes as Mary, the mother of Jesus.
Highlights include Masada, famous for its fortress; taking a dip in the salty waters of the Dead Sea; exploring the Old City and New City of Jerusalem; visiting Mount Zion to see King David's tomb, the room of the Last Supper and the Dormition Abbey and a tour of Bethlehem to see the Church of the Nativity.