Tuesday, 16 August 2016

Koimisis tis Theotokou ...

The Dormition (or the Assumption) of the Virgin Mary (in Greek: Koimisis tis Theotokou) is a Great Feast of the Eastern Orthodox, Oriental Orthodox and Eastern Catholic Churches which commemorates the "falling asleep" or death of the Theotokos (Mary, the mother of Jesus; literally translated as “God-bearer”).

 In Greece, it is celebrated on August 15 as the Feast of the Dormition of the Mother of God. Every place of Greece has a story of the Virgin Mary (in Greek: Panayia), and every part of the country also holds a festival every August on the 15th to celebrate her.

 Photos of the celebration at the Evangelistria monastery, shared with the kind permission of Victoria Sandels Photography ...

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