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A Spark of the Divine

August 12th, 2015    |    No Comments »

The blessing of grapes is a sweet reminder that the church embraces all the joys of life. But that’s only part of what we learn on the Feast of the Holy Assumption, which the Armenian Church will celebrate on Sunday, August 16.

At first glance, it seems to tell the story about the death of a pious soul—St. Mary, the Holy Mother-of-God. But look deeper and you’ll recognize a very special, very familiar, kind of love: a love stronger than death itself.

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“The Dormition of the Virgin,” by Lilit Amirjanyan. From “Armenian Miniatures: Biblical Illuminations of the 20th and 21st Centuries” (2007)