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[[Image:Koimesis (Chora, Constantinople).jpg|right|350px|thumb|The Dormition of the Theotokos]]
The '''Dormition''' (Falling Asleep) of the [[Theotokos]] is one of the [[Great Feasts]] of the [[Orthodox Church]], celebrated on [[August 15]] and August 28 (according to [[Old Calendarists]]), using the [[Gregorian Calendar]], [[Julian Calendar]], and [[Revised Julian Calendar]]. This feast, which is also sometimes called the Assumption, commemorates the death, resurrection and glorification of Christ's mother. It proclaims that Mary has been "assumed" by [[God]] into the heavenly kingdom of [[Christ]] in the fullness of her spiritual and bodily existence.
==About the feast==
*[http://www.goarch.org/special/listen_learn_share/dormition August 15: Feast of the Dormition of Our Most Holy Lady, the Theotokos and Ever-Virgin Mary] ([[GOARCH]])
*[http://www.oca.org/FSsermons-details.asp?SID=4&ID=9 Sermon on the Dormition of the Virgin Mary] Saint [[Gregory Palamas]], Archbishop of [[Thessalonica]]
*[http://www.holytrinityorthodox.com/calendar/v2staff/FixedGreatFeasts.htm Fixed Great Feasts, Holy Trinity Russian Orthodox Church Calendar]
*[http://www.canto.ru/calendar/day_en.php?date=28-8-2014 August 28, 2014: Orthodox Menologion Online, Orthodox Lithurgical Commonwealth]
[[Category:Feasts]]
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