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St. John of Damascus: It was right that the eyewitnesses and minsters of the Word should see the Dormition . . . - Orthodox Church Quotes
“It was right that the eyewitnesses and minsters of the Word should see the Dormition of His Mother according to the flesh, even the final mystery concerning her: hence, they might be witnesses not only to the Ascension of the Saviour but also it to the translation of her who gave Him birth. Assembled from …