What does the Assumption of the Virgin mean?


QUESTION: what does the “Assumption” of the Mother of God mean? Does this mean that she, being free from original sin, did not die, but fell asleep?

ANSWER: The feast of the Dormition of the Most Holy Theotokos began to spread in the 6th-7th centuries. It was a memory of the death of the Virgin Mary, understood as a glorious and extraordinary event. In Constantinople, starting from the 7th century, this holiday was celebrated on August 15.

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