TREE OF LIFE
and the 22 FEASTS
18. GETHSEMANE (FALLING ASLEEP OF THE VIRGIN)August 15
Luke 10:38-42, 11:27-28
The holy and pure essence of the Mother lies dormant as a result of its entrance into the confines of matter. Then for a period of time we fall into desolation, awaiting the uplifting of the Theotokos (Great Mother) within us.