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Monday, March 24, 2014

Hanging Lamps

These lamps are hanging in the Tomb of the Virgin Mary in Jerusalem.  Apparently she didn't need it for very long.  According to the stories - or to at least some of the many varied and conflicting stories - about the end of Mary's life, she "fell asleep" (died) in the normal way, was resurrected a few days later, and then taken up into heaven. According to some accounts she dropped her girdle (or belt) for Thomas to catch.

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