It was fitting that she, who had kept her virginity in childbirth, should keep her own body free from all corruption even after death. It was fitting that she, who had carried the Creator as a child at her breast, should dwell in the divine tabernacles…
It was fitting that God’s Mother should possess what beloings to her Son and that she should be honoured by every creature as the Mother and the Handmaid of God.
Based on St. John of Damascus
At the Feast of the Dormition of the Theotokos were present Metropolitan Panteleimon of Maroneia (pictured) and Metropolitan Alexios of Atlanta.
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