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Istanbul Kariye or Chora Church

Istanbul Kariye or Chora Church

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I was informed this is the Dormition of the Virgin. Before ascending to Heaven,her last sleep. Jesus is holding an infant,symbol of Mary's soul.(nave) "Death of the Virgin Mary". See the other comments below.


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Guest 29-Jul-2008 17:15
KOIMESIS : The Dormition of the Virgin.Before ascending to Heaven,her last sleep.Jesus is holding an infant,symbol of Mary's soul.(nave)
Guest 28-Oct-2006 14:38
Mary's soul is received in heaven by Jesus, not carried there- minor point
Adam R. Paul 19-May-2006 04:41
Yes, that's correct, the baby is Mary's soul. The book I bought on Kariye says so, anyways. Great photo - somehow I missed taking that one when I was there.
_Adam
Mark 13-Jan-2006 00:59
I understand your confusion. I don't remember where I got this information, but this IS a depiction of the death of Mary, and the baby that Jesus is holding is supposed to represent Mary's soul, to be carried to heaven by Jesus.