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The Assumption of the Virgin Mary: A Belief Since Apostolic Times

08-12-2018Fr. Clifford Stevens

This article was taken from the July-August 1996 issue of Catholic Heritage and provided courtesy of Eternal Word Television Network at www.ewtn.com/library/answers/aofmary.htm.

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.

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Wed, Aug 15 - The Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary - is a Holy Day of Obligation
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Tue, Aug 14: 6:00pm Vigil Mass
Wed, Aug 15: 8:15am, 7:00pm

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Aug 18 9:00am - 12:00pm

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Aug 20 7:00pm

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