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How long until Saint Mary's Day?
|This holiday next takes place in 277 Days.|
Dates of Assumption
|The Feast of the Assumption is the principal feast of the Blessed Virgin, the mother of Jesus Christ|
|Feast of the Assumption|
Also known as Mariamoba, St. Mary's Day is a public holiday in Georgia celebrated annually on the 28th of August.
The Feast of the Assumption of Mary is an important day in Orthodox Church. It is the principal feast of the Blessed Virgin, the mother of Jesus Christ.
This feast commemorates two events - the departure of Mary from this life and the assumption of her body into heaven.
The Church's official doctrine of the Assumption says that at the end of her life on earth Mary was assumed, body and soul, into heaven.
Some mistakenly believe Mary "ascended" into heaven, which is incorrect. It was Jesus Christ who ascended into heaven, by his own power. But Mary was assumed or taken up into heaven by God.
In the early Christian centuries relics of saints and those who gave their lives for the faith were jealously guarded and highly prized. While many cities claim the mortal remains of saints, both famous and little-known, there are no records of Mary's bodily remains being venerated anywhere.