Assumption of Mary

Just sharing this article about the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary which is always commemorated every 15th August..

have a blessed day to all!!

the Altar of the Blessed Virgin Mary in St. Ullrich Church,
a Catholic Church here in Hohenfels, Germany

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Assumption of Mary

According to Roman Catholic theology and Catechism, the Virgin Mary, “having completed the course of her earthly life, was assumed body and soul into heavenly glory.”[1] This means that Mary was transported into Heaven with her body and soul united. The feast day recognizing Mary’s passage into Heaven is celebrated as The Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary by Roman Catholics. This doctrine was dogmatically and infallibly defined by Pope Pius XII on 1 November 1950 in his Apostolic Constitution Munificentissimus Deus. The Assumption of Mary into heaven is also taught by the Eastern Orthodox Church and the Oriental and Coptic Orthodox Churches, where it is known as the Dormition of the Theotokos. In those denominations that observe it, the Assumption is commonly celebrated on August 15, a Holy Day of Obligation in the Roman Catholicism.

In his August 15, 2004 homily given at Lourdes, Pope John Paul II quoted John 14:3 from the Bible as a scriptural basis for understanding the dogma of the Assumption of Mary, where Christ, in his Last Supper discourses, explained that “When I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and will take you to myself, that where I am, there you may be also”. According to Catholic theology, Mary is the pledge of the fulfillment of Christ’s promise. However, many theologians disagree with this interpretation of Scripture, and believe that Christ was speaking about his preparation of Calvary and the crucifixion for the remission of sins.

 
 

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