On these days, Eastern Orthodox Christians commemorate the passing of Mary, Mother of Christ, in the presence of the Apostles. Miraculously delivered together at her house, Mary told the Apostles of the motive for his or her collecting, and comforted them. She raised her arms to hope for peace for the world, and blessed every apostle before giving up her spirit. The apostles buried Mary at Gethsemane, in which Jesus had also been buried; but on the third day after the burial, after they have been eating together, Mary regarded to them, saying “Rejoice”.
In this way, the apostles first found out that Mary’s body were taken up into Heaven, where Christ had already taken her spirit. When the apostles went to the grave, her body was long past, leaving a candy fragrance. The symbolism of this occasion encompasses the idea of demise as ‘falling asleep’ this is what ‘dormition’ manner, to be followed by using eventual resurrection.