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The Zodiac and the Dormition of the Theotokos

Updated: Aug 14, 2022

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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