Sunday, October 24, 2010

Death of Mary

A very popular icon depiction of the death of Mary or the 'Dormition'. Supposedly Jesus is at the bedside holding 'a baby' or the soul of Mary. There are so many legends circulating about what happened to Mary, some say she went to live in Ephesus with John the Apostle. There is 'Mary's house' in Ephesus where people visit to make pilgrimages. The Gypsies in France believed that she left the Holy Land with Mary Magdalene in a boat and landed on the shores of the south of France. Gypsies reenact the landing scene twice a year and its a big thing for them. Their patron saint being Mary Magdalene.

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