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2023 Feast of the Assumption: Quotes, History, Significance & Celebrations

On the official Roman Catholic Church calendar, the Feast of the Assumption is one of the most significant feast days of the year and a Holy Day of Obligation. The holy day is customarily observed on August 15th each year. The Assumption Feast takes place this year on Monday, August 15, 2023. Several years after her son, Jesus ascended into heaven, Mary was “assumed body and soul into celestial glory,” according to Roman Catholic doctrine.

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Feast of the Assumption’s History

Apocryphal texts about the Dormition/Assumption of Mary appeared in the third and first decades of the fourth century AD, but none of them became orthodox beliefs. The bishop Epiphanius of Salamis then wrote about the various theories regarding the nature of the Virgin Mary’s death in the fourth century. Recognizing three groups of thought but failing to reach a general agreement. No one knows how she will finish, he said. The “Transitus Mariae” is an apocryphal document that was widely accepted in the eighth century.

Feast of the Assumption

Event Feast of the Assumption
Date August 15, 2023
Day Monday
Significance Celebrates the feast day and the day on which the body of the Virgin Mary ascended to heaven at the conclusion of her life
Observed by World wide

Pope Sergius, I sponsored Assumption Day celebrations in the West in the seventh century, and Pope Leo IV formally recognized the holiday. Despite the church never citing any specific historical or explicit Biblical evidence, nor completely admitting the story’s reliance on Apocrypha. The holiday has not only endured but also flourished to this day.

Traditions of the Feast of the Assumption 2023

Every nation that observes the Assumption Feast has endearing customs. In honor of the Blessed Mary, ladies with the name “Mary” or a name derived from “Mary” welcome guests into their homes in various Eastern nations. Festivities are grandly celebrated with vibrant festivals, parades, pageantry, and fireworks displays. In Poland, the day is celebrated as the Feast of Our Lady of Herbs In churches. children sing hymns and adults dance to polonaise music.

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The statue of Mary is a procession through the towns and cities of France in magnificent magnificence. Accompanied by peals of church bells and hymns chanted in her honor. On this day, family-friendly activities like parades with marching bands, funfairs, games, racing, costume competitions, dancing, and more take place throughout Spain. Before the Reformation, the clergy would bless the farms, orchards, countryside, and gardens in every Christian nation.

Feast of the Assumption 2023 Wishes

  • Faith and belief are your biggest weapons against evil. May Mother Mary give you all the strength you need to make your way through. Happy assumption day.
  • On this auspicious day, I wish that all your wishes and dreams come true, and may Mother Mary bless you with everything good. Happy assumption day.
  • Greetings and best wishes for your life ahead and I pray to Mother Mary that all your hurdles fade away from your life. Happy assumption day.
  • Believe in yourself and keep faith in God. When you will think you are alone, then know that Mother Mary is with you always, Happy assumption day.
  • This assumption day, attend the mass with your family and friends and seek blessings from the divine Mother Mary. Happy assumption day.
  • This is the perfect day for you to cleanse your mind and soul. Pray for the betterment of your life to the Virgin Mary. Happy assumption day.

Feast of the Assumption 2023

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