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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Addressing to foreign diplomats, His Beatitude Metropolitan Onufriy noted in particular: "We have gathered today in the Holy Dormition Kiev-Pechersk Lavra - in the spiritual heart of our people, to show the world our unity in those days when we all, each in our measure, are experiencing Hard times.
Isabella Stewart Gardner acquired Fra Angelico's Dormition and Assumption of the Virgin (pictured) in 1899.
After Ivan's coronation anonymous masters (14) transformed the narrative of the Installation into visual programs by creating three impressive series of illustrations: the murals of the Golden Hall (Zolotaia palato) in the royal palace in the Kremlin, which were destroyed together with the hall itself in 1762 and are known thanks to an inventory compiled by the undersecretary Nikita Klement'ev and the famous icon painter Simon Ushakov in 1672; the bas-reliefs of the roofed box pew, known as the Tsar's Pew (Tsarskoe mesto), in the Dormition Cathedral of the Moscow Kremlin; and the miniatures of the Illustrated Chronicle Compilation.
Damascus, SANA - The oldest Eastern Church, the Cathedral of the Dormition of Our Lady, also known as al-Zeitoun Church, announced on Saturday the start of the Christmas holiday season.
75) The story behind it is that of the return 'home' of the treasures of the Orthodox Pskovo-Pechersky Dormition Monastery in Pechory ('Petserin' in Estonian and 'Petschur' in German), in Russia, in an area that borders Estonia.
MIC Note: Because of the Dormition of the Virgin Holiday, the next issue of the Infomac Press Digest will come out on 29 August (Tuesday).
Not only did he attend the Tuesday church service in Prodromos for the Dormition of the Virgin Mary, but he also took Holy Communion, which raised some questions.
Tuesday marks the Dormition of the Holy Mother of God for Bulgaria's Orthodox Christians, reported bTV.
Nerses of Lambron: Commentary on the Dormition of Saint John: Armenian Text and Annotated Translation
Then to the southwest were Mount Zion and the towering Church of the Dormition of the German Benedictines.
Caption: A mosaic of Queen Esther in the Dormition Church in Jerusalem
The German Benedictines have their Dormition Abbey; the Italian Franciscans have the Terra Sancta Monastery; the French Assumptionists have the Church of St.