The Assumption is one of the great festivals of the Christian life.
It celebrates the glory of Mary with God at the end of her earthly life.
Assumption, the ethymology:
- from Old French assumpcion
- and directly from Latin assumptionem (nominative assumptio)
it means "a taking, receiving".
Mary having completed the course of her earthly life, was assumed body and soul into heavenly glory.
The Assumption of Mary into Heaven is also known as the Falling Asleep of the Blessed Virgin Mary,
the "Dormition of the Theotokos" (the falling asleep of the Mother of God) (Eastern & Oriental Orthodoxy).
The beliefs are shared by the Catholic Church, Eastern Orthodoxy, Oriental Orthodoxy, and parts of Anglicanism.
The Assumption is a major feast day, celebrated on August 15th.
The feast is also marked as a Holy Day of Obligation in the Roman Catholic Church,
and as a Festival in the Anglican Communion.
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the Assumption truly is one of the Catholic Church's greats Holydays and it is also a holyday of obligation! attendance at mass is required unless one has a serious reason .
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you call it a tiny present but i consider it a great and wonderful gift!!! i love it.
Our Lady of Good Success, pray for us!
The earliest basis for this doctrine only came to be 700 years after the death of Christ!
“The belief in the corporeal assumption of Mary is founded on the apocryphal treatise De Obitu S. Dominae, bearing the name of St. John, which belongs however to the fourth or fifth century. It is also found in the book De Transitu Virginis, falsely ascribed to St. Melito of Sardis, and in a spurious letter attributed to St. Denis the Areopagite” (Catholic Encyclopaedia).
The first church author to speak on the assumption, Gregory of Tours, based his teaching on the Transitus, perhaps because he accepted it as genuine.4 However, in 459 A.D. Pope Gelasius issued a decree that officially condemned and rejected theTransitus along with several other heretical writings. Pope Hormisdas reaffirmed this decree in the sixth century.5 It is ironic that this heretical teaching was later promoted within the Catholic Church, until eventually it was proclaimed a dogma in the twentieth century.