15) The Dormition of Mary.
(in the Orthodox Church) the passing of the Virgin Mary from earthly life.
• the feast held on 15 August in honour of the Dormition, corresponding to the Assumption in the Western Church.
The Assumption |əˈsʌm(p)ʃ(ə)n|
3 (Assumption)the reception of the Virgin Mary bodily into heaven. This was formally declared a doctrine of the Roman Catholic Church in 1950.
• the feast in honour of the Assumption, celebrated on 15 August.