What is another word for Dormition?

Pronunciation: [dɔːmˈɪʃən] (IPA)

Dormition is a term used in the Eastern Orthodox Church to refer to the death of the Virgin Mary. The word itself is derived from the Latin word dormire, which means "to sleep." Synonyms for the word Dormition include "falling asleep," "passing away," "departure," "transition," and "exodus." These synonyms are used to convey the idea that the death of the Virgin Mary was not a tragic event, but rather a peaceful passing from this world to the next. The Dormition of the Virgin Mary remains an important event in the Eastern Orthodox Church, and is celebrated each year on August 15th.

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What are the hypernyms for Dormition?

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Usage examples for Dormition

Then we consult him upon matters of doctrine, and quiz him tenderly about his powers of Dormition, and flatter him, or rather his age, with such phrases as, "The water from thy hand is of the Waters of Zemzem;" or, "We have sought thee to deserve the Blessings of the Wise upon our undertakings."
"Personal Narrative of a Pilgrimage to Al-Madinah and Meccah"
Sir Richard Francis Burton

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