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Thursday, 18 August 2016

Within The Octave Of The Assumption, Today, 18 August.

Text from The Saint Andrew Daily Missal,
unless otherwise stated.

Within The Octave of The Assumption.
18 August.


White Vestments.

English: The Assumption of The Virgin Mary.
Deutsch: Maria Himmelfahrt, Hochaltar für
St. Maria Gloriosa dei Frari in Venedig.
Français: L'Assomption de la Vierge.
Artist: Titian (1490–1576).
Date: 1516-1518.
Source/Photographer: The Yorck Project: 10.000 Meisterwerke der Malerei.
DVD-ROM, 2002. ISBN 3936122202.
Distributed by DIRECTMEDIA Publishing GmbH.
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"The Immaculate Body of Mary remained without corruption and was  borne up to Heaven, before The General Resurrection." [Fifth Lesson at Matins.]

The Council of The Vatican (The First Vatican Council), which had to be adjourned in 1870, was not able to carry out the desire which had been expressed for the definition of this Dogma [Editor: The Dogma of The Assumption was promulgated by Pope Pius XII, eighty years later, in 1950.]

But the proclamation of The Immaculate Conception of Mary [Editor: On 8 December 1854.] justifies all hopes, for the final triumph of The Assumption corresponds with this initial privilege.

As The Feast of The Immaculate Conception of The Virgin affirmed in certain Liturgies how appropriately God Almighty had made Mary a creature apart from her very birth, so The Feast of The Assumption each year proclaims the same appropriateness when she leaves this Earth.

The harmony which  reigns in the works of God required an earlier Resurrection of The Mother of God, who, Holy among all, and Ever Virgin, deserved on the part of her Son an adequate reward worthy of her position as Queen of Heaven and Mediatrix of All Mankind.

Although not defined as a Dogma of our Faith [Editor: The Dogma of The Assumption was promulgated by Pope Pius XII in 1950.], this truth is of those no one is permitted to doubt, as Pope Benedict XIV declares [De Canone S.S. 1, 1, 42, 15.]

Mass: As on The Day of The Feast.
Commemoration of Saint Agapitus.

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