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1910 New Catholic Dictionary

Falling Asleep of Mary

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A title in the Greek Church for the feast of the Assumption. Saint John Damascene entitles his homily on the Assumption "In Dormitionem Marire" (On the Falling Asleep of Mary). It was also the title of an early apocryphal work, "Transitus MariƦ," c.4thcentury, falsely attributed to Saint John the Evangelist, and describing the death of the Blessed Virgin. A work of this title was condemned by Pope Gelasius, 494.

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Entry for 'Falling Asleep of Mary'. 1910 New Catholic Dictionary. 1910.

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