Thursday, July 9, 2009

Dormition of the Theotokos - Η Κοίμησις της Θεοτόκου

The dormition, or falling asleep, of the Virgin Mary, mother of Jesus, birthgiver of God, is depicted in this very enigmatic ikon, where Christ is usually shown carrying the soul of His mother, in the form of an infant, to paradise.

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