Why is there a picture of the Virgin Mary sleeping?

Posted August 12, 2017 1:19 pm by Philip Kosloski

Why is there a picture of the Virgin Mary sleeping?

The image cooresponds to an early belief of the Church called the “Dormition of Mary.”Many in the ancient world described the act of dying as “falling asleep.” This concept is also found in the Bible, where in the Psalms we find this prayer, “Consider and answer me, O Lord my God; lighten my eyes, lest Read More…

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