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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In verbal and visual figure Mary is mother and child at once: "figlia del tuo figlio," in Dante's familiar phrase (Paradiso 33.1).(5) Mother-daughter simultaneity was also nourished by the Eastern Church tradition of the Virgin's "dormition": her falling asleep in death and subsequent rebirth in paradise.
August 15 is a big religious holiday for Greek Orthodox Christians, marking the dormition of the Virgin Mary.
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.
31, 2014 (WAFA) -- An Israeli settler was arrested for attacking the Dormition
Believers in Varna are gathering in protest at 4-6 pm Monday in front of the Dormition of Mary metropolitan cathedral in the city center.
He also said that this is the fifth price-tag attack against a Christian site so far this year, including attacks before at the Valley of the Cross Monastery, the Latrun Monastery, the Historical Baptist Church in Jerusalem and the Dormition Abbey church.
ySTANBUL (CyHAN)- Divine Liturgy, marking the Dormition of the Theotokos, was held at the historic SE-mela Monastery in the northern province of Trabzon on Wednesday, ending with messages of peace.
In this respect, the literary monuments that share SK's ideological orientation include the Letopisets nachala tsarstva, Skazanie o kniaziakh vladimirskikh (The Tale of the Princes of Vladimir), the icon "The Blessed Host of the Heavenly Tsar," the Tsar's Pew in the Dormition Cathedral in the Kremlin, and the wall paintings of the Kremlin's Archangel Cathedral, St.
On the feast of the Dormition (Assumption) of the Virgin it was hill of devout worshipers.
The use of icons for private devotion such as The Man of Sorrows, from S Croce in Gerusalemme, Rome, is explicitly demonstrated in The Dormition of Saint Ephrem the Syrian (Byzantine Museum, Athens), where an icon of the type is placed on the body of the dead saint, seen lying in the foreground.
Two appendices supply Latin texts of the Protevangelium of James and the Gospel of pseudo-Matthew, as well as two early Latin Dormition narratives, the Transitus of pseudo-Melito and an abbreviated version of the so-called Transitus W, which are provided for comparison with the Old English versions.