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St John of Damascus on the Dormition

Updated: Aug 14, 2022

The following video is the second in a series of meditations on the feast of the Dormition of the Mother of God, leading up to the celebration of the feast on August 15. The text is adapted from the first Homily on the Dormition by St John of Damascus, excerpted from the translation of Brian Daley, On the Dormition of Mary: Early Patristic Homilies (SVS Press, 1997), 183-201.

Watch all meditations on the feast:

Meditation 1: The Apolytikion of the Feast

Meditation 2: St John of Damascus on the Dormition

Meditation 3: The Coming of Christ to Retrieve his Mother

Meditation 4: The Kontakion of the Feast

Meditation 5: The Dormition and the Zodiac

Meditation 6: St Andrew of Crete on the Dormition

Meditation 7: The Megalynarion of the Feast

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