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  1. Assumption, Assumption of Mary, August 15noun

    celebration in the Roman Catholic Church of the Virgin Mary's being taken up into heaven when her earthly life ended; corresponds to the Dormition in the Eastern Orthodox Church


  1. assumption of mary

    The Assumption of Mary is a Christian belief that refers to the taking up of the Virgin Mary into Heaven at the end of her earthly life. This doctrine assert that Mary's body and soul were both taken directly to Heaven. According to the Roman Catholic Church, this event occurred on August 15th, which is celebrated as a major feast day. However, the exact circumstances of Mary's Assumption are not detailed in the New Testament, and different interpretations exist among different Christian traditions.


  1. Assumption of Mary

    The Assumption of the Virgin Mary into Heaven, informally known as The Assumption, according to the beliefs of the Roman 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 Roman 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 death of Mary has not been dogmatically defined. In Munificentissimus Deus Pope Pius XII pointed to the Book of Genesis 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 which observe it, the Assumption is a major feast day, commonly celebrated on August 15. In many Catholic countries, the feast is also marked as a Holy Day of Obligation.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of assumption of mary in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of assumption of mary in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

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  • Успение Пресвятой БогородицыRussian
  • 玛丽的假设Chinese

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