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15) The Dormition of Mary.



Dormition |dɔːˈmɪʃ(ə)n|


(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.

The Orthodox Church in America

           a Puppet of Russia.

Post-reconciliation schism:

Critics of the reunification argue that "the hierarchy in Moscow still has not properly addressed the issue of KGB infiltration of the church hierarchy during the Soviet period."

( so.... you are potentially confessing

your sins to the KGB / FSB or FSS in America,

as Russian rules over the USA church jurisdiction in Orthodoxy!!)

Founded in 1794 — Granted Autocephaly in 1970 by Russia  -  denied autocephaly by the Ecumenical Patriarchate.

see Russian Orthodox Church Outside Russia [c]

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