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date: 22 May 2024

Birth of the Virgin 

The Oxford Dictionary of Byzantium
Robert F. TaftRobert F. Taft, Annemarie Weyl CarrAnnemarie Weyl Carr

(γέννησις τη̑ς Θεοτόκου), one of the five Marian Great Feasts, celebrated 8 Sept. with both a forefeast and a four-day afterfeast. The feast originated in Jerusalem with the dedication of a 5th-C. church at the Probatic Pool (Jn 5:2–9), where tradition placed the house of ... ...

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