Falling Asleep


Definition of Falling Asleep

: an Eastern Church feast celebrating the corporeal assumption of the Virgin Mary that is observed on August 15 and that corresponds to the Western feast of the Assumption

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translation of Middle Greek koimēsis

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“Falling Asleep.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Falling%20Asleep. Accessed 3 Dec. 2020.

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