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    The Assumption of Mary is, according to the beliefs of the Catholic Church, Eastern Orthodox Churches, Oriental Orthodoxy, Church of the East, and some Lutheran and Anglo-Catholic Churches, among others, the bodily taking up of Mary, the mother of Jesus, into Heaven at the end of her earthly life. The analogous feast in the Eastern Churches is known as the Dormition of the Theotokos. In Lutheranism and Anglicanism, the feast is celebrated in honour of St. Mary, Mother of our Lord. In the churche

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      The word "assumption" comes from the Middle English...

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      In the late 4th century, Epiphanius of Salamis wrote of his...

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    The Assumption of the Virgin Mary does not appear in the New Testament, but appears in apocryphal literature of the 3rd and 4th centuries, and by 1000 was widely believed in the Western Church, though not made formal Catholic dogma until 1950. It first became a popular subject in Western Christian art in the 12th century, along with other narrative scenes from the Life of the Virgin, and the Coronation of the Virgin. These "Marian" subjects were especially promoted by the Cistercian Order and Sa

  3. Mary, mother of Jesus - Wikipedia › wiki › Mary,_Mother_of_Jesus

    Belief in the corporeal assumption of Mary is a dogma of the Catholic Church, in the Latin and Eastern Catholic Churches alike, and is believed as well by the Eastern Orthodox Church, the Coptic Orthodox Church, and parts of the Anglican Communion and Continuing Anglican movement. Later Christian writings and traditions

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    The word "as­sump­tion" comes from the Mid­dle Eng­lish "as­sump­cioun" which means "a tak­ing up into heaven", and from Latin "as­sump­tio" which means "a taking".

    In 1950 Pope Pius XII in­voked papal in­fal­li­bil­ity to de­fine the dogma of the As­sump­tion of the Blessed Vir­gin in his Apos­tolic Con­sti­tu­tion Mu­nif­i­cen­tis­simus Deus: Mu­nif­i­cen­tis­simus Deus em­pha­sised Mary's unity with her di­vine son and as his mother, she is the mother of his church which is his body; she is the "new Eve" (the term is used three times), par­al­lel­ing Christ as the new Adam; and by her as­sump­tion she has at­tained the final bod­ily res­ur­rec­tion promised to all Chris­tians, and the Church has reached its ul­ti­mate salvation. These three plus the Per­pet­ual Vir­gin­ity of Mary make up the four Mar­ian dog­masof the Catholic church. The dogma of the As­sump­tion fol­lowed from the 1854 de­f­i­n­i­tion of Mary's Im­mac­u­late Con­cep­tion (her free­dom from orig­i­nal sin) and both de­vel­oped from the recog­ni­tion of her sta­tus as the Mother of God, mean­ing that she, like Jesus, was with­out sin, pre­served from cor­rup­tion, res­ur­re...

    In the late 4th cen­tury, Epipha­nius of Salamis wrote of his search for re­li­able tra­di­tions con­cern­ing the fate of Mary and his in­abil­ity to dis­cover any. His in­quiry sug­gests that dis­cus­sion of Mary's im­mor­tal­ity had al­ready arisen in pop­u­lar cir­cles, and he iden­ti­fies three be­liefs con­cern­ing her end: that she died a nor­mal and peace­ful death; that she died a mar­tyr; and that she did not die. He sug­gested ten­ta­tively that Chap­ter 12 of the Book of Rev­e­la­tion, which speaks of a woman "clothed with the Sun" who es­capes "the dragon" by flee­ing into the wilder­ness to be nour­ished "for a time, and times, and half a time," might pos­si­bly be a ref­er­ence to her im­mor­tal­ity, but the early church iden­ti­fied the woman with the church and there is no ev­i­dence that an iden­ti­fi­ca­tion with Mary ex­isted be­fore Epiphanius."No one knows her end," he concludes. The Dor­mi­tion/As­sump­tion of Mary makes its first ap­pear­ance in two apoc­rypha...

    Theological issues

    In Pius XII's dog­matic state­ment, the phrase "hav­ing com­pleted the course of her earthly life", leaves open the ques­tion of whether the Vir­gin Mary died be­fore her as­sump­tion or not. Mary's as­sump­tion is said to have been a di­vine gift to her as the 'Mother of God'. Lud­wig Ott's view is that, as Mary com­pleted her life as a shin­ing ex­am­ple to the human race, the per­spec­tive of the gift of as­sump­tion is of­fered to the whole human race. Lud­wig Ott writes in his book Fun­d...

    Scriptural basis

    In Mu­nif­i­cen­tis­simus Deus, near the end of the re­view of the doc­trine's his­tory, Pope Pius XIIstated: "All these proofs and con­sid­er­a­tions of the holy Fa­thers and the the­olo­gians are based upon the Sa­cred Writ­ings as their ul­ti­mate foun­da­tion." Prece­dent to this, he cited many pas­sages that have been of­fered in sup­port of this teach­ing. The pope cited 1 Corinthi­ans 15. In this pas­sage Paul al­ludes to Gen­e­sis 3:15 (in ad­di­tion to the pri­mary ref­er­ence of Psa...

    Many Catholics be­lieve that Mary first died be­fore being as­sumed, but they be­lieve that she was mirac­u­lously res­ur­rected be­fore being as­sumed. Oth­ers be­lieve she was as­sumed bod­ily into Heaven with­out first dying. Ei­ther un­der­stand­ing may be le­git­i­mately held by Catholics, with East­ern Catholicsob­serv­ing the Feast as the Dor­mi­tion. Many the­olo­gians note by way of com­par­i­son that in the Catholic Church the As­sump­tion is dog­mat­i­cally de­fined, whilst in the East­ern Or­tho­dox tra­di­tion the Dor­mi­tion is less dog­mat­i­cally than litur­gi­cally and mys­ti­cally de­fined. Such dif­fer­ences spring from a larger pat­tern in the two tra­di­tions, wherein Catholic teach­ings are often dog­mat­i­cally and au­thor­i­ta­tively de­fined – in part be­cause of the more cen­tral­ized struc­ture of the Catholic Church – whilst in East­ern Or­tho­doxy many doc­trines are less authoritative. The Latin Catholic Feast of the As­sump­tion is cel­e­brated on 15 A...

    Views dif­fer within Protes­tantism, with those with a the­ol­ogy closer to Catholi­cism some­times be­liev­ing in a bod­ily as­sump­tion whilst most Protes­tants do not.

    The As­sump­tion is im­por­tant to many Catholic and East­ern Or­tho­dox Chris­tians as the Vir­gin Mary's heav­enly birth­day (the day that Mary was re­ceived into Heaven). Be­lief about her ac­cep­tance into the glory of Heaven is seen by some Chris­tians as the sym­bol of the promise made by Jesus to all en­dur­ing Chris­tians that they too will be re­ceived into par­adise. The As­sump­tion of Mary is sym­bol­ised in the Fleur-de-lysMadonna. The pre­sent Ital­ian name of the hol­i­day, "Fer­ragosto", may de­rive from the Latin name, Fe­riae Augusti ("Hol­i­days of the Em­peror Au­gus­tus"), since the month of Au­gust took its name from the em­peror. The Solem­nity of the As­sump­tion on 15 Au­gust was cel­e­brated in the East­ern Church from the 6th Cen­tury. The Catholic Church adopted this date as a Holy Day of Oblig­a­tion to com­mem­o­rate the As­sump­tion of the Blessed Vir­gin Mary, a ref­er­ence to the be­lief in a real, phys­i­cal el­e­va­tion of her sin­less soul and in­...

    The ear­li­est known use of the Dor­mi­tion is found on a sar­coph­a­gus in the crypt of a church in Zaragoza in Spain dated c.330. The As­sump­tion be­came a pop­u­lar sub­ject in West­ern Chris­t­ian art, es­pe­cially from the 12th cen­tury, and es­pe­cially after the Re­for­ma­tion, when it was used to re­fute the Protes­tants and their down­play­ing of Mary's role in salvation. An­gels com­monly carry her heav­en­ward where she is to be crowned by Christ, while the Apos­tles below sur­round her empty tomb as they stare up in awe. Car­avag­gio, the "fa­ther" of the Baroque move­ment, caused a stir by de­pict­ing her as a de­cay­ing corpse, quite con­trary to the doc­trine pro­moted by the Church; more or­tho­dox ex­am­ples in­clude works by El Greco, Rubens, An­ni­bale Caracci, and Nicholas Poussin, the last re­plac­ing the Apos­tles with puttithrow­ing flow­ers into the tomb.


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    The Assumption of Mary (often shortened to the Assumption) is a dogma of the Catholic Church, proclaimed in 1950 by Pope Pius XII, which states that the Blessed Virgin Mary was "assumed" (meaning taken up) into Heaven, body and soul, on the completion of her earthly life; it does not state whether she died, or whether she went to sleep in the Lord (the latter view is known as the Dormition of Mary).[3]

  7. The Assumption of St Mary Magdalene - Wikipedia › wiki › The_Assumption_of_St_Mary

    The Assumption of St Mary Magdalene or Mystic Communion is a c. 1460 oil and tempera on panel painting by Antonio del Pollaiolo, now in the Museo della Pala del Pollaiolo at Staggia Senese, now a district in the town of Poggibonsi in the Province of Siena, Italy. It shows the saint in penitence and prayer in the desert, supported by four angels and with a fifth bringing her a host .

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    Although the Assumption (Latin: assūmptiō, "taken up") was only relatively recently defined as infallible dogma by the Catholic Church, and in spite of a statement by Epiphanius of Salamis in AD 377 that no one knew of the eventual fate of Mary, apocryphal accounts of the assumption of Mary into heaven have circulated since at least the 4th century. The Catholic Church itself interprets chapter 12 of the Book of Revelation as referring to it. The earliest known narrative is the so-called Liber Requiei Mariae (The Book of Mary's Repose), a narrative which survives intact only in an Ethiopic translation. Probably composed by the 4th century, this early Christian apocryphal narrative may be as early as the 3rd century. Also quite early are the very different traditions of the "Six Books" Dormition narratives.: The earliest versions of this apocryphon are preserved by several Syriacmanuscripts of the 5th and 6th centuries, although the text itself probably belongs to the 4th century. La...

    In this dogmatic statement, the phrase "having completed the course of her earthly life", leaves open the question of whether the Virgin Mary died before her assumption or whether she was assumed before death; both possibilities are allowed. Mary's assumption is said to have been a divine gift to her as the 'Mother of God'. Ludwig Ott's view is that, as Mary completed her life as a shining example to the human race, the perspective of the gift of assumption is offered to the whole human race. In Ludwig Ott's Fundamentals of Catholic Dogma he states that "the fact of her death is almost generally accepted by the Fathers and Theologians, and is expressly affirmed in the Liturgy of the Church", to which he adduces a number of helpful citations, and concludes that "for Mary, death, in consequence of her freedom from original sin and from personal sin, was not a consequence of punishment of sin. However, it seems fitting that Mary's body, which was by nature mortal, should be, in conform...

    The Assumption is important to many Catholic and Orthodox Christians as the Virgin Mary's heavenly birthday (the day that Mary was received into Heaven). Her acceptance into the glory of Heaven is seen by them as the symbol of the promise made by Jesus to all enduring Christians that they too will be received into paradise. The Assumption of Mary is symbolised in the Fleur-de-lys Madonna. The present Italian name of the holiday, "Ferragosto", may derive from the Latin name, Feriae Augusti ("Holidays of the Emperor Augustus"), since the month of August took its name from the emperor. The feast of the Assumption on August 15 was celebrated in the eastern Church from the 6th Century. The Catholic Church adopted this date as a Holy Day of Obligation to commemorate the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, the real physical elevation of her sinless soul and incorrupt body into Heaven. The Feast of the Assumption on August 15 is a Public Holiday in many countries, including Andorra, Aust...

    The Catholic Feast of the Assumption is celebrated on August 15, and the Eastern Orthodox and Eastern Catholics celebrate the Dormition of the Theotokos (the falling asleep of the Mother of God) on the same date, preceded by a 14-day fast period. Eastern Orthodox Christians believe that Mary died a natural death, that her soul was received by Christ upon death, and that her body was resurrected on the third day after her death and that she was taken up into heaven bodily in anticipation of the general resurrection. Her tomb was found empty on the third day. "...Orthodox tradition is clear and unwavering in regard to the central point [of the Dormition]: the Holy Virgin underwent, as did her Son, a physical death, but her body – like His – was afterwards raised from the dead and she was taken up into heaven, in her body as well as in her soul. She has passed beyond death and judgement, and lives wholly in the Age to Come. The Resurrection of the Body ... has in her case been anticipa...

    The Prayer Books of the Scottish Episcopal Church and the Anglican Church of Canada mark 15 August as the Falling Asleep of the Blessed Virgin Mary. In the Episcopal Church in the United States of America, the day is observed as a Holy Day of St Mary the Virgin. In the Church of England the day is a Festival of The Blessed Virgin Mary. In churches of the Anglican Communion Anglo-Catholics often observe the feast day under the same name as Catholics. The Anglican-Catholic agreed statement on the Virgin Mary assigns a place for both the Dormition and the Assumption in Anglicandevotion.

    As mentioned, recent papal scholarship has cited John 14:3 as evidence of the Assumption in principle if not formally. Near the end of a review of the doctrine's history – a review which serves as the bulk of Munificentissimus Deus – Pope Pius XIItells us: "All these proofs and considerations of the holy Fathers and the theologians are based upon the Sacred Writings as their ultimate foundation." Precedent to this, he cites many passages that have been offered in support of this teaching: The Pope also cites, significantly in paragraph 39, 1st Corinthians 15, where we read (vv. 21–26): In this passage Paul alludes to Genesis 3:15 (in addition to the primary reference of Psalms 8:6), where it is prophesied that the seed of a woman will crush Satan with his feet. Since, then, Jesus arose to Heaven to fulfill this prophecy, it follows that the woman would have a similar end, since she shared this enmity with Satan. The pope comments thus in paragraph 39: The pope also mentions (in para...

    Duggan, Paul E. (1989). The Assumption Dogma: Some Reactions and Ecumenical Implications in the Thought of English-speaking Theologians. Emerson Press, Cleveland, Ohio
    Shoemaker, Stephen J. (2002, 2006). Ancient Traditions of the Virgin Mary's Dormition and Assumption. Oxford University Press, Oxford. ISBN 0-19-921074-8
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