Monday, August 15, 2011

Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Assumption of the Virgin by Anton Kern

Icon of the Dormition of the Theotokos.

Today, August 15th, the Church celebrates the Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary. From The Liturgy of the Hours:

All powerful and ever living God, You raised the sinless Virgin Mary, mother of Your Son, body and soul to the glory of heaven. May we see heaven as our final goal and come to share her glory. We ask this through Jesus Christ, Your Son, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, forever and ever. Amen

Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners, now and at the hour of our death. Amen.

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