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Friday, August 15, 2014

The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary

By Connecticut Catholic Corner



Quote from EWTN...


The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary - Feast: Aug. 15th

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. [continue reading at EWTN]


Source: http://www.ewtn.com/saintsholy/saints/A/assumptionoftheblessedvirginmary.asp#ixzz3AU3ANNXl




In Christ,

Julie @ Connecticut Catholic Corner

3 comments:

Steve Finnell said...

DIAMETRICALLY OPPOSED TO SCRIPTURE BY STEVE FINNELL

Let us consider few teachings that are contrary to Biblical doctrines.

Man-Made Teachings about the Virgin Mary.

28. Mary has authority over angels and the blessed in heaven. As a reward for her great humility, God gave her the power and mission of assigning to saints the thrones made vacant by the apostate angels who fell away through pride.

Such is the will of almighty God who exalts the humble, that the power of heaven, earth and hell, willingly or unwillingly, must obey the commands of the humble Virgin Mary. For God has made her queen of heaven and earth, leader of his armies, keeper of his treasures, dispenser of his graces, worker of his wonders, restorer of the human race, mediatrix on behalf of men, destroyer of his enemies, and faithful associate in his great works and triumphs.[Ref. http://www.ewtn.com/library/Montfort/TRUEDEVO.HTM#Part l:Ch.1] [Or Google search-Treatise on True Devotion to Blessed Virgin-St. Louis de Mont ford]

1. 1 Peter 3:18-22 For Christ.....22 who has gone into heaven and is at the right hand of God, angels and authorities and powers having been made subject to Him.(NKJV)

Jesus has authority over angels. The Virgin Mary has no authority.

2. 1 Timothy 2:5 For there is one God and one Mediator between God and men, the Man Jesus Christ, (NKJV)

The Virgin Mary is not a mediatrix between men and God. Jesus is the one and only Mediator.

3. John 3:35 "The Father loves the Son, and has given all things into His hands. (NKJV)

The Father did not put things into the hands of Mary. All things are in the hands of Jesus.

4. Matthew 28:18 The Jesus came and spoke to them, saying, "All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth. (NKJV)

The Virgin Mary has not been given authority of any kind. Jesus is the authority.

5. Revelation 17:14 "These will make war with the Lamb, and the Lamb will overcome them, for He is Lord of lords and King of kings; and those who are with Him are called, chosen, and faithful." (NKJV)

Mary is not the queen of heaven and earth. Jesus is the King of kings. There is no queen.


You can believe man-made traditions or you can believe the Holy Bible. You cannot believe both.


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Connecticut Catholic Corner said...

Sorry Steve, but you are 100% wrong and quoting a King James Version bible on a Catholic blog is laughable.

Hopefully you will take the time to read my other posts on Mary so you can educate yourself. Make sure you pray to God for the wisdom and understanding needed so you can recognize the Truth when you see it.

In Christ,

Julie @ Connecticut Catholic Corner

niuta2011 said...

There should not be any arguement. Mary is Jesus' mother. Who else would be lifted higher then us sinful mortals. Jesus loves His mother. And her love for us is shown many times by her appearances and constant encouragement to pray to her son and listen to His words. She is our mother as well and should be shown great respect and love.

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