St. Mary's Day in Georgia in 2019

St. Mary's Day in Georgia in 2019
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  Dates of St. Mary's Day in Georgia
2018Georgia Tue, Aug 28National Holiday
2017Georgia Mon, Aug 28National Holiday
2016Georgia Sun, Aug 28National Holiday
  Summary
The Feast of the Assumption is the principal feast of the Blessed Virgin, the mother of Jesus Christ

When is St. Mary's Day?

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.

History of St. Mary's Day

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.

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