ASSUMPTION OF OUR BLESSED VIRGIN MARY INTO HEAVEN

The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary into heaven is celebrated every year on the 15th August as the dogma of the catholic is the Assumption of our Blessed Virgin Mary into heaven, the feast of the Assumption is very old as it celebrated universally by the Sixth Century. The feast commemorates the death of Mary and her bodily assumption into heaven just as Elijah and others in the Bible before her own body decays just as a foretaste of our resurrection of the body at the end of time. The Assumption simply signifies our Blessed Virgin Mary passing into eternal life as this is the most important of all Marian feasts and a holy day of obligation, the feast of our blessed mother has been initially been celebrated in the east as it was known as the feast of Dormition, a word which means “the falling asleep”. During the fourth century, it was believed that our Mother Mary assumed into heaven. In the falling asleep of the holy mother of God, It recounts in the words on the cross had entrusted the care of his Mother, the death, laying in the tomb, assumption of the Blessed Virgin. The Tradition places Mary’s death at Jerusalem or at Ephesus where john was living.

November 1 1950, Pope Pius XII has exercised Papal infallibility declared in Munificentissimus Deus “that is the Dogma of the church “that  the immaculate Mother of God, the ever virgin Mary, having completed the course of her earthly life was assumed body and soul into heavenly glory.”. As a dogma, the Assumption is a required belief of all Catholics, anyone who publicly dissents from the dogma, pope pius declared has fallen away completely from the divine and catholic faith while the eastern orthodox believe in the Dormition, the object to the papal definitions of the dogma seeing it as unnecessary, since the belief in Mary’s bodily assumption tradition holds goes back to apostolic times. The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary should be celebrated in every catholic fold. It simply emphasizes that Mother Mary went to heaven body and soul just as Elijah as I have mentioned above.

 

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