The Zodiac and the Dormition of the Theotokos

Updated: Aug 14

What do the constellations and stars have to do with the feast of the Dormition of the Mother of God? In this fifth of seven meditations leading up to the Falling Asleep of the Theotokos (August 15), the tenth-century poet and theologian John Geometres explains how the seasons of the year, and the cycle of the sun and the stars, reflect the mysteries of Christ and his holy Mother.



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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