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  Assumption of Mary - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Assumption of Mary is symbolised in the Fleur-de-lys Madonna.
In the Episcopal Church, August 15 is observed as the commemoration "Of the Blessed Virgin Mary", and the recent Anglican-Roman Catholic agreed statement on the Virgin Mary assigns a place for both the Dormition and the Assumption in Anglican devotion.
Assumption of the Virgin by Antonio da Correggio
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 Mary (mother of Jesus) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Mary is frequently referred to by the Orthodox Church and related traditions within the Catholic Church as Theotokos, a title recognized at the Third Ecumenical Council held at Ephesus, against the teachings of Nestorius, in 431.
Mary is also depicted as being present during the crucifixion standing near "the disciple whom Jesus loved" along with her sister Mary of Clopas (possibly identical with the mother of James the younger and Joseph mentioned in Matthew 27:55, cf.
Mary, cradling the dead body of her Son, while not recorded in the Gospel accounts, is a common motif in art, called a "pietà" or "piety".
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 Assumption of Mary
The Assumption was declared a dogma of the Roman Catholic faith by Pope Pius XII in 1950.
Assumption of the Virgin (Latin assumere,"to take up") in the Roman Catholic church and the Orthodox church is the doctrine that after her death the body of Mary, the mother of Christ, was taken into heaven and reunited with her soul.
It emphasizes Mary's unity with her divine Son, for she is "always sharing His lot." Since she shared in the past in his incarnation, death, and resurrection, now, as his mother, she is the mother of his church, his body.
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 CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: Assumption of Mary
Today, the belief in the corporeal assumption of Mary is universal in the East and in the West; according to Benedict XIV (De Festis B.V.M., I, viii, 18) it is a probable opinion, which to deny were impious and blasphemous.
Gallican origin (since the belief in the bodily assumption of Mary, under the influence of the apocryphal writings, is older in Gaul than in Rome), and that it supplanted the old Gelasian Mass.
At Piazza, in Sicily, there is a commemoration of the Assumption of Mary (double second class) the 20th of February, the anniversary of the earthquake of 1743.
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 The Assumption of Mary   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
There, Mary (representing both the Church and the messianic populace) pregnant and "clothed with the sun, with the moon under her feet and a crown of twelve stars on her head" is attacked by "an enormous red dragon" (representing the Roman Empire in particular, and evil and persecution in general).
On another level, the Assumption epitomizes the reconciliation of the material and spiritual world, as the human Mary enters "body and soul to heavenly glory." Carl Jung, the transpersonal psychologist, concluded that the doctrine of the Assumption reflected an acceptance of the physical world.
Since Mary was, on one level at least, an ordinary human being, her assumption suggests the future that is open to every human: the entry into glory through and after a life of walking with God.
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 More on the Assumption
The Byzantine Emperor Mauritius (582-602) established the celebration of the Dormition of the Blessed Virgin Mary on August 15 for the Eastern Church.
Mary moves us by example and prayer to grow in God's grace, to be receptive to His will, to convert our lives through sacrifice and penance, and seek that everlasting union in the heavenly Kingdom.
Mary assumed into heaven serves rather as a gracious reminder to the Church that our Lord wishes all whom the Father has given Him to be raised with Him.
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 assumption
She is a model of the Church, and The Assumption of Mary points to a profound gift to all believers, the resurrection of the body!.
The dogma of the Assumption means that the Virgin Mary now experiences in heaven that union of glorified body and soul which her Son enjoys.
3- Mary, for being the most favored one of the Father, of Lk.1:28, she is the Princess of Heaven, the Queen of Heaven!, for being the Mother of the King of Heaven and the Spouse of the King of Heaven, praise the Lord!.
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 Domestic-Church.Com: Saint Profile: Assumption of Mary
That means that he wanted Mary to treat John as her son, and John to treat Mary as his mother and take care of her.
It was such a strong tradition in the Church, needing no confirmation, that it wasn't until November 1 1950 that Pope Pius XII declared the Assumption of Mary to be a dogma of the faith.
This is the dogma of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin.
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 The Assumption of Mary
ANOTHER consideration which has led devout minds to believe in the Assumption of our Lady into heaven after her death, without waiting for the general resurrection at the last day, is furnished by the doctrine of her Immaculate Conception.
[Mary was given the grace of baptism from her earliest moment and this grace helped her to remain sinless.
Mary is the most beautiful flower that ever was seen in the spiritual world.
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 The Assumption
Pope Pius XII in 1950 declared in an infallible statement that Mary "after completion of her earthly life was assumed body and soul into the glory of Heaven." No declaration was made whether she experienced physical death or was taken into Heaven alive.
Mary was in the care of the apostle John after the crucifixion of Jesus.
Also the Assumption is a logical conclusion of Mary's Immaculate Conception and her role as Mother of God.
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The assumption is that she chose to live in obedience and faith.
If not that, then it would mean that everyone, without exception, is subject to original sin, which is true for a young child, for the unborn, even for Mary--but she, though due to be subject to it, was preserved from it and its stain.
Mary died because she was a part of this fallen human race.
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 Assumption of Mary
The Apostles witnessed the unique relationship of Jesus and Mary and her mediation at Cana, her faith, her fidelity to Christ as she stood at the foot of the Cross, and her association with them as they prayed waiting for the Holy Spirit after his resurrection and ascension.
To express this another way, and specifically in relation to the subject at hand, the Assumption is not a core doctrine of the Christian faith, but is implicitly contained in Mary’s unique relationship with Jesus her son, with whom she was intimately associated in his mission of redemption.
The artists of the Assumption bear witness to this statement, as well as to the faith in the minds and hearts of the faithful.
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 Mary: Assumption
Since we celebrate a feast of Mary today, the assumption, it is a good time to reflect on Mary, on our devotion to her.
Along with the papacy, Mary is one of the distinguishing marks of the Catholic Church.
Mary is the first of all disciples: believing, eager to help others, prayerful, and persevering in her faith.
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 Assumption of Mary... Biblical? : Fool Moon
None of us thought we were worshipping Mary, it was explained to us that we were honoring the Mother of God, not elevating her to the same place as God.
If you thought you were praying to Mary as though she were God, maybe they didn't explain it properly to you, there's such a thing as bad teachers.
But the nuns who taught *me* (Polish nuns, The Daughters of Mary of the Immaculate Conception) were very careful to explain that Jesus was our Savior and that we were devoted to His Mother because she was a symbol of purity, humility and grace that all of us girls should strive to be like.
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 The Assumption of Mary
Kellner tells us that the feast of the Assumption in the East is older than the sixth century, for it was celebrated by the heretical sects that separated from Rome in the fifth century, viz., the Monophysites, the Nestorians, the Armenians and the Ethiopians.
Into this scene Jesus appears with His angels and commits the soul of Mary to the care of Gabriel and her body is carried away in a cloud.
Four years before defining the Assumption of Mary as an article of faith, Pius XII asked all of the bishops in communion with Rome whether or not they believed it and, if so, whether or not a solemn declaration was in order.
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 Mary's Assumption   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
That early Christian believed in Mary's Assumption is proven in the lack of her relics, empty tombs, the existence of Transitus Mariae stories, and quotes from early Christians.
If the Assumption of Mary were a novel belief at the time, we would expect to find Christian writers of the third to fifth centuries condemning it as a newfangled heresy.
The Assumption is essentially the same as what Evangelicals call the "rapture"; we could even say that Mary was "raptured" into heaven at the end of her life.
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 Solemnity of Mary's Assumption
Introduction: Belief that Mary has been taken up and is now in heaven with both her body and her soul has been part of the teaching of the Catholic Church since the earliest centuries of Christianity.
With the Assumption, the promises of the Lord were fulfilled for Mary, and as always, beyond all expectation.
It coincided with the proclamation of the Dogma of Mary's Assumption by Pope Pius XII.
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 Feast of the Assumption of Mary   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The Rosary is less prominent that it once was; weekly evening devotions to Mary are either sparsely attended or cancelled entirely; once familiar prayers to Mary attached to the end of every Mass have been deleted; Marian hymns no longer hold the dominant place they once had in Catholic repertory.
Recent Popes have highlighted her as a model for feminists (Paul VI: "a free woman, active, courageous and intelligent") and patroness of liberation and the poor (John Paul II) with the Feast of the Assumption witnessing to the goodness of women's nature capable of the fullness of grace and glory.
Mary is still very much a part of our faith and devotion and as one commentator noted: "The Virgin Mary has been more of an inspiration to more people than any other woman who ever lived."
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 The Assumption of Mary
The Assumption of Mary into heaven is the most revolutionary of Marian doctrines; distinct as it is from Sacred Scripture and Tradition, it has its origins in the apocryphal writings, owes it development to theological forgeries and its doctrinal status to popular demand.
Mary is in her dwelling place weeping, when an angel appears to her, "Behold, said he, this palm branch.
All of them are required to believe in the Assumption of Mary with the same conviction they have about the death, burial and resurrection of Christ.
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 Feast of the Assumption (Dormition) of Mary
The Feast of the Assumption is also known as the Feast of the Dormition (falling asleep) of Mary.
As the cult of Mary grew in the West, there was more pressure for the Catholic Church to define the exact nature of the Assumption.
Protestants have rejected the Assumption of Mary (except for some, mostly Anglicans, who hold the opinion privately and devotionally), probably because it is not explicitly biblical.
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 Meditation on the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Belief that Mary has been taken up and is now in heaven with both her body and her soul has been part of the teaching of the Catholic Church since the earliest centuries of Christianity.
For Martin Luther, Mary's Assumption was an understood fact, as his homily of 1522 indicates, in spite of the fact that Mary's Assumption is not expressly reported in Sacred Scripture.
At the request of the apostles the soul of Mary is reunited with her body.
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 Assumption of Mary - Saint of the Day - American Catholic
Since Mary best embodies the people of both Old and New Testament, her Assumption can be seen as an exemplification of the woman’s victory.
Since Mary is closely associated with all the mysteries of Jesus’; life, it is not surprising that the Holy Spirit has led the Church to belief in Mary’s share in his glorification.
In the light of the Assumption of Mary, it is easy to pray her Magnificat (Luke 1:46—55) with new meaning.
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 Christian Resources
The Roman Catholic doctrine of the assumption of Mary teaches that she was assumed body and soul into heaven either without dying or shortly after death.
The idea of the bodily assumption of Mary is first expressed in certain transitus–narratives of the fifth and sixth centuries.
The earliest extant discourse on the feast of the Dormition affirms that the assumption of Mary comes from the East at the end of the seventh and beginning of the eighth century.
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 Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary
The idea of the assumption of Mary into heaven after her death is first expressed in narratives of the fifth and sixth centuries.
According to one tradition, Mary was warned of her approaching end by Saint Michael the Archangel, who conducts souls to Heaven, and was surrounded on her death-bed by the apostles, who were miraculously transported to her bedside from their various mission-fields.
Mary's being taken to heaven after her life on earth was ended is the logical outcome of her immaculate nature, uniquely protected -- also by God's grace -- from personal sin.
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 Father Clifford Stevens
Soon the name was changed to the "Assumption of Mary," since there was more to the feast than her dying.
At the Tomb of Mary, he expressed the belief of the Church on the meaning of the feast: "Although the body was duly buried, it did not remain in the state of death, neither was it dissolved by decay.
The Assumption completes God's work in her since it was not fitting that the flesh that had given life to God himself should ever undergo corruption.
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 The Assumption of Mary
For Roman Catholic Christians, the belief in the Assumption of Mary flows immediately from the belief in her Immaculate Conception.
Mary's assumption shows the result of this freedom from sin--the immediate union of her whole being with her Son Jesus Christ with God at the end of her life.
The constant faith (paradosis) of the Church affirms the belief in the Assumption of Mary.
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 Assumption of Mary
This holy day of obligation follows the tradition of recognizing Mary's death and resurrection.
According to legend, when Mary was 73 years old and on her death bed, all the apostles except St. Thomas gathered with Mary as she passed on.
It wasn't for many centuries of popular request, before Pope Pius XII declared Mary's assumption to be dogma or a fundamental belief of Catholics.
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 Assumption of Mary | Feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary | Dogma of the Assumption -Welcome to The ...
The Catholic Church teaches authoritatively that it is not just Mary’s soul that was admitted to God’s glory, but that at the end of her earthly life, Mary’s body as well as her soul was assumed into heaven by the loving power of God.
Mary is not equal to Christ, of course.
John Damascene's Ancient Homily on the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, and the Dogma of the Assumption of Mary by Pius XII!
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