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Assumption of Blessed Virgin Mary - Catholic Christian 

The Assumption of the Virgin Mary into Heaven, informally known as the Assumption, according to the beliefs of the Catholic Church, Eastern Orthodoxy, Oriental Orthodoxy, and parts of Anglicanism, was the bodily taking up of the Virgin Mary into Heaven at the end of her earthly life. 

The Catholic Church teaches as dogma that the Virgin Mary “having completed the course of her earthly life, was assumed body and soul into heavenly glory”.  This doctrine was dogmatically defined by Pope Pius XII on November 1, 1950, in the Apostolic Constitution Munificentissimus Deus by exercising papal infallibility.  While the Catholic Church and Eastern Orthodox Church believe in the Dormition of the Theotokos, which is the same as the Assumption,  the alleged physical death of Mary has not been dogmatically defined. 

In Munificentissimus Deus (item 39) Pope Pius XII pointed to the Book of Genesis (3:15) as scriptural support for the dogma in terms of Mary's victory over sin and death as also reflected in 1 Corinthians 15:54: “then shall come to pass the saying that is written, Death is swallowed up in victory”. 

In the churches that observe it, the Assumption is a major feast day, commonly celebrated on August 15.  In many countries the feast is also marked as a Holy Day of Obligation. 

In Eastern Orthodox churches following the Julian Calendar, the feast day of Assumption of Mary falls on August 28. 

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. 

Most modern Protestants neither teach nor believe in the Assumption of Mary, as they see no Biblical basis for it.  Although most churches within Lutheranism do not teach the Assumption of Mary, August 15 is a Lesser Feast in celebration of “Mary, Mother of Our Lord”, according to the Calendar of Saints. 

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 feast of the Assumption is a public holiday in many countriesRoman Catholic Christian observance commemorating the belief that the Blessed Virgin Mary was assumed body and soul into heaven at the end of her earthly life. 

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The Assumption of the Virgin Mary into Heaven, informally known as the Assumption, according to the beliefs of the Catholic Church, Eastern Orthodoxy, Oriental Orthodoxy, and parts of Anglicanism, was the bodily taking up of the Virgin Mary into Heaven at the end of her earthly life. 

The Catholic Church teaches as dogma that the Virgin Mary “having completed the course of her earthly life, was assumed body and soul into heavenly glory”.  This doctrine was dogmatically defined by Pope Pius XII on November 1, 1950, in the Apostolic Constitution Munificentissimus Deus by exercising papal infallibility.  While the Catholic Church and Eastern Orthodox Church believe in the Dormition of the Theotokos, which is the same as the Assumption,  the alleged physical death of Mary has not been dogmatically defined. 

In Munificentissimus Deus (item 39) Pope Pius XII pointed to the Book of Genesis (3:15) as scriptural support for the dogma in terms of Mary's victory over sin and death as also reflected in 1 Corinthians 15:54: “then shall come to pass the saying that is written, Death is swallowed up in victory”. 

In the churches that observe it, the Assumption is a major feast day, commonly celebrated on August 15.  In many countries the feast is also marked as a Holy Day of Obligation. 

In Eastern Orthodox churches following the Julian Calendar, the feast day of Assumption of Mary falls on August 28. 

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. 

Most modern Protestants neither teach nor believe in the Assumption of Mary, as they see no Biblical basis for it.  Although most churches within Lutheranism do not teach the Assumption of Mary, August 15 is a Lesser Feast in celebration of “Mary, Mother of Our Lord”, according to the Calendar of Saints. 

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. 

 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Assumption_of_Mary