Mass for the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary

On Thursday, 15 August the College will celebrate mass in the Chapel at 8:10 am for the Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary.

The Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, the belief whereby the Blessed Virgin Mary, at the close of her earthly life, was taken up, body and soul, into the glory of heaven.  On November 1, 1950, Pius XII defined the dogma of the Assumption. This honour is bestowed on Mary because she is the Mother of Jesus, the Son of God, born without sin.  

The Orthodox Churches believe in the Dormition of the Theotokos (the falling asleep of the Mother of God) that at the end of her life, Mary was physically taken up into heaven.