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Tuesday, August 16, 2016
Dormition of the Theotokos in Astoria
The "falling asleep" of the Virgin Mary is commemorated each August 15 on the Greek Orthodox calendar with services and big, secular festivals.
Catholics call it the Assumption. In Astoria, Ne York, the Panaghia -- the all-holy Mother of God -- is depicted on an icon cloth in a wooden tomb covered in flowers. Beautiful!