Dormition of the Theotokos in Cyprus in 2019

Dormition of the Theotokos in Cyprus in 2019
The Assumption of the Virgin, Cathedral of Parma, Italy. By Antonio da Correggio
  How long until Dormition of the Theotokos?
This holiday next takes place in 29 days.
  Dates of Dormition of the Theotokos in Cyprus
2021Cyprus Sun, Aug 15National Holiday
2020Cyprus Sat, Aug 15National Holiday
2019Cyprus Thu, Aug 15National Holiday
2018Cyprus Wed, Aug 15National Holiday
2017Cyprus Tue, Aug 15National Holiday
  Summary
The Feast of the Assumption is the principal feast of the Blessed Virgin, the mother of Jesus Christ
  Dormition of the Theotokos in other countries
Dormition of the Theotokos internationally
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When is Assumption of Mary?

The holiday is celebrated annually on August 15th.

The Feast of the Assumption of Mary is a very important day in the Catholic religion. It is the principal feast of the Blessed Virgin, the mother of Jesus Christ.

History of Assumption of Mary

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.

Pope Pius Xll, in 1950, defined that Mary "after the completion of her earthly life...was assumed body and soul into the glory of Heaven." Her body wasn't allowed to corrupt nor was it allowed to remain in a tomb. Though there are claims by some cities about possessing her temporary tomb.

In the early Christian centuries relics of saints and those who gave their lives for the faith were jealously guarded and highly prized. Many cities claim the mortal remains of saints, both famous and little-known. But there are no records of Mary's bodily remains being venerated anywhere.

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