St. John of Damascus: On the Dormition of the Theotokos

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“Thus though art also the fountain of true light, the inexhaustible treasury of life itself, the most fruitful source of blessing, who has won for us and brought us all good things — though for a while thou wast covered corporeally with death; nonetheless, thou dost pour out pure and inexhaustible streams of immense light, immortal life and true happiness, rivers of grace, fountains of healing and everlasting blessing.”

+ St. John of Damascus, PG 96, 744C, quoted from The Life of the Virgin Mary, the TheotokosHoly Apostles Convent, p 486.

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