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ANDRÉ DURAND Twenty-First Century Paintings

DORMITION by André Durand (2013) (Jesus, Christ, Mary, death, Dormition, angels, cave, grotto)

DORMITION

2013

Dimensions: 100 cm

Oil on linen

sacred

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The Dormition of the Mother of God is a Great Feast of the Eastern Orthodox, Oriental Orthodox and Eastern Catholic Churches which commemorates the “falling asleep” or death of Mary, the mother of Jesus (literally translated as God-bearer), and her bodily resurrection before being taken up into heaven. It is celebrated on August 15 (August 28, N.S. for those following the Julian Calendar) as the Feast of the Dormition of the Mother of God.