The term refers to the feast of the Dormition ("falling asleep," i.e., death) of the Virgin, celebrated on 15 August, as well as to its image in art.

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  • Koimesis — Koịmesis   [griechisch »das Schlafen«, »Schlaf«] die, , in den Ostkirchen die »Entschlafung der Gottesgebärerin« (griechisch »Koimesis tes theotoku«); Himmelfahrt Marias. * * * Koi|me|sis, die; , ...mesen [1: ngriech. (ē) koímēsis (tēs… …   Universal-Lexikon

  • Koimesis — Tizian: Mariä Himmelfahrt, 1516–1518 Mariä Aufnahme in den Himmel (auch Mariä Himmelfahrt) ist ein Hochfest der römisch katholischen Kirche am 15. August. In der altkatholischen Kirche wird der 15. August als „Heimgang Mariens“ begangen.… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Koimesis — Koi|me|sis [ kɔy...] die; , ...mesen <aus gr. koímēsis »das Schlafen«>: 1. (ohne Plur.) [das Fest von] Mariä Tod u. Himmelsaufnahme in der orthodoxen Kirche. 2. Darstellung des Marientodes in der bildenden Kunst …   Das große Fremdwörterbuch

  • koimesis — ˈkēmēsə̇s noun ( es) Etymology: Middle Greek koimēsis, from Greek, sleep, sleep of death, from koiman to put to sleep more at cemetery : a feast in the Eastern Orthodox Church commemorating the death and the corporeal assumption of the Virgin… …   Useful english dictionary

  • koimesis — koi·me·sis …   English syllables

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  • Byzantine art — The most famous of the surviving Byzantine mosaics of the Hagia Sophia in Constantinople the image of Christ Pantocrator on the walls of the upper southern gallery. Christ is flanked by the Virgin Mary and John the Baptist. The mosaics were made… …   Wikipedia

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