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Watch Video! Do You Know The Year The Blessed Virgin Mary Assumed Into Heaven? Here’s Intriguing Evidence 

Watch Video! Do You Know The Year The Blessed Virgin Mary Assumed Into Heaven? Here’s Intriguing Evidence 

The Assumption of Mary Is a Catholic dogmatic teaching on when she was raised by God, body and soul, into heaven at the end of her earthly life – it’s a historical fact.

So then we knows when it happened?

Pope Pius XII taught dogmatically that it happened but didn’t say when it happened exactly. But that doesn’t mean we can’t get a pretty good idea by putting together all the available evidence.

And that’s exactly what Taylor Marshall does for the New St. Thomas Institute. He considers all the evidence from the Bible and from tradition, and here’s the year he comes up with: A.D. 63.

Blessed Mary, please pray for us!


Mass Readings For Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary: 15th August

Mass Readings For Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary: 15th August

 

Reading 1 Rev 11:19a; 12:1-6a, 10ab

God’s temple in heaven was opened,
and the ark of his covenant could be seen in the temple.

A great sign appeared in the sky, a woman clothed with the sun,
with the moon under her feet,
and on her head a crown of twelve stars.
She was with child and wailed aloud in pain as she labored to give birth.
Then another sign appeared in the sky;
it was a huge red dragon, with seven heads and ten horns,
and on its heads were seven diadems.
Its tail swept away a third of the stars in the sky
and hurled them down to the earth.
Then the dragon stood before the woman about to give birth,
to devour her child when she gave birth.
She gave birth to a son, a male child,
destined to rule all the nations with an iron rod.
Her child was caught up to God and his throne.
The woman herself fled into the desert
where she had a place prepared by God.

Then I heard a loud voice in heaven say:
“Now have salvation and power come,
and the Kingdom of our God
and the authority of his Anointed One.”

Responsorial Psalm Ps 45:10, 11, 12, 16

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Solemnity Of The Assumption Of The Blessed Virgin Mary.

Solemnity Of The Assumption Of The Blessed Virgin Mary.


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Holy Day Of Obligation

Feast Day: August 15
The Assumption is the oldest feast day of Our Lady, but we don’t know how it first came to be celebrated. Its origin is lost in those days when Jerusalem was restored as a sacred city, at the time of the Roman Emperor Constantine (c. 285-337). By then it had been a pagan city for two centuries, ever since Emperor Hadrian (76-138) had leveled it around the year 135 and rebuilt it as <Aelia Capitolina> in honor of Jupiter. For 200 years, every memory of Jesus was obliterated from the city, and the sites made holy by His life, death and Resurrection became pagan temples. After the building of the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in 336, the sacred sites began to be restored and memories of the life of Our Lord began to be celebrated by the people of Jerusalem. One of the memories about his mother centered around the “Tomb of Mary,” close to Mount Zion, where the early Christian community had lived. On the hill itself was the “Place of Dormition,” the spot of Mary’s “falling asleep,” where she had died. The “Tomb of Mary” was where she was buried. At this time, the “Memory of Mary” was being celebrated. Later it was to become our Feast of the Assumption. For a time, the “Memory of Mary” was marked only in Palestine, but then it was extended by the emperor to all the churches of the East. In the seventh century, it began to be celebrated in Rome under the title of the “Falling Asleep (“Dormitio”) of the Mother of God. Soon the name was changed to the “Assumption of Mary,” since there was more to the feast than her dying. It also proclaimed that she had been taken up, body and soul, into heaven. That belief was ancient, dating back to the apostles themselves. What was clear from the beginning was that there were no relics of Mary to be venerated, and that an empty tomb stood on the edge of Jerusalem near the site of her death. That location also soon became a place of pilgrimage. (Today, the Benedictine Abbey of the Dormition of Mary stands on the spot.) At the Council of Chalcedon in 451, when bishops from throughout the Mediterranean world gathered in Constantinople, Emperor Marcian asked the Patriarch of

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Assumption Of The Blessed Virgin Mary

Assumption Of The Blessed Virgin Mary

 

For many Catholics who are not so acquainted with the teachings of the Catholic Church, and other non – Catholics, there may be the question about the last days of the Blessed Virgin Mary, and what happened to her after all. The feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary provides an answer to this question. Revelation 11:19; 12:1-6 talks about Mary and how she was taken to a place prepared for her. This is what is known as the Feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary.

The word “assumption” can easily be misunderstood because of the change in meaning it has assumed over time. It doesn’t mean, as it usually does in contemporary English, a statement one holds without proof or demonstration. Assumption means, “to take up” and refers to Mary being “taken up” body and soul to heaven by God.
This is the most important of all Marian dogmas. This Feast of the Assumption is celebrated every year on the 15th of August. This dogma says, “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.” It commemorates the death of the Blessed Virgin Mary and her assumption into heaven.

The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary is different from the Ascension of Our Lord Jesus. While Jesus ascended into heaven, Mary was assumed. She didn’t go up to heaven herself, but was taken there by God. The Assumption is, therefore, the work of God. Note also, that Assumption does not mean that Mary didn’t die, but that after she died, she was taken up to heaven body and soul.

To say that this teaching is a dogma, is to say that it is a required belief for all Catholics; that no one has the right to say something different. To teach otherwise is to be heretical. It is of no use arguing against this teaching, because it is so clearly shown how Mary is favoured and privileged in a way no other person is or can be. There is a wonder around her that transcends human imaginations.

The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary is not something contrary to the scriptures nor does it attribute to Mary an honour that does not belong to her.  It is a demonstration of the power of Christ – the resurrection is something we are to experience at the end of our earthly sojourn. Since she is in heaven with her son, let us confidently approach her to ask for her intercession, for the graces we need. In the second part of Hail Mary, we ask Mary to, “Pray for us sinners, now and the hour of our death.”
~Rev. Fr. Ejike Camillus Mbaka

“If anyone does not wish to have Mary Immaculate for his Mother, he will not have Christ for his Brother.”
~Saint Maximilian Kolbe.

Prayer:
LORD, YOU ARE WONDERFUL; YOU ARE GREAT; YOU ARE EXCELLENT. I BOW IN AWE OF YOUR GREAT DEEDS. MY MIND IS FILLED WITH GRATITUDE FOR THE WONDERS YOU HAVE DONE; FOR THE HONOUR DONE TO THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARY, I BLESS YOUR NAME.

I BELIEVE, O LORD THAT MARY IS YOUR BELOVED MOTHER, AND THAT YOU WOULD NOT ALLOW HER BODY TO KNOW CORRUPTION. I BELIEVE SHE WAS TAKEN UP TO HEAVEN, BODY AND SOUL. I BELIEVE THAT SHE IS THE QUEEN OF HEAVEN; SHE IS ALSO MY QUEEN. HELP ME LORD, TO FOLLOW THE FOOTSTEPS OF MARY SO THAT I TOO MAY ENJOY THE BEATIFIC VISION.

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