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Dormition of Virgin Mary
07/04/2010

 

As in the whole of Greece, the Dormition of Virgin Mary is celebrated with great honor. every year the 15th of August. The feast that is organized, can be described as the most important and magnificent in the island.
The day before the Assumption (August 14), hundreds of pilgrims from Leros and from the nearby islands rush in the church in order to pray. Everybody sings the holy encomiums.
The body of the Holy Mother represented by an icon is placed at the  the holy shrine called "Epitafios". Roses come down from the top of the church and from the hands of the young girls who accompanied the shrive and throw them at the the holy shrine.

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