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
Bosch, Bishop of Patara, is the General Vicar of the Archdiocese of Buenos Aires and South America and the Dean of the Dormition of the Theotokos Metropolitan Cathedral
Archaeological investigations at the site of the Church of Dormition of the Theotokos in Tartu in 1909
In the summer of 1909, Richard Otto organized excavations at the site of the Tartu Orthodox Church of Dormition of the Theotokos, in order to locate the earlier Church of Mary Magdalena of the Dominican monastery, which was located at that parcel.
Thus it can be stated that the workshop of Johann Rehn operated in Tartu, at the parcel of the current Church of Dormition of the Theotokos, in the territory of the medieval monastery of the Dominicans definitely before the year 1708.
Later archaeological investigations at the parcel of the Church of Dormition of the Theotokos in Tartu
It seems that the layer of potsherds was moved to that place in connection with construction and earthworks at the site of the Church of Dormition of the Theotokos in the 18th century.
Alex Michalopulos, Dormition of the Theotokos, Greek Orthodox Church; and Rev.
ARABIC TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII] [A [A Narration concerning the Dormition of the Theotokos and Ever-Virgin Mary by the Blessed Nicodemus]," in [ARABIC TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII] [Ankanon Girk' Nor Ktakaranac'], [ARABIC TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII] [T'angaran Haykakan Hin ew Nor Dprut'eanc' 2] (Venice: I Dparani S.