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Istanbul Kariye or Chora Church

Istanbul Kariye or Chora Church

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Thanks to a kind viewer I received confirmation of what I thought this is, "Death of the Virgin Mary". If you want to know more, check at the informative site I then found, with a remarkably similar picture.


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Dick Osseman03-May-2006 20:21
Thanks for helping me in this. I found a link to a description in English with an illustration that perfectly matches my picture, I will paste it into the edited text

http://www.goarch.org/en/special/listen_learn_share/dormition/learn/
Michelle 03-May-2006 19:10
This is called the Dormition ("falling asleep") of the Virgin Mary, so your guess was correct. The child in Christ's hands represents Mary's spirit that he is taking to heaven.