Friday, August 15, 2008

Feast of the Assumption

Father in heaven,
all creation rightly gives you praise
for all life and all holiness come from you.
In the plan of Your wisdom
she who bore the Christ in her womb
was raised body and soul in glory
to be with Him in heaven.
May we follow her example
in reflecting your holiness
and join in her hymn of endless life and praise.
We ask this through Christ our Lord.

More info:
wikipedia and a separate article here on the Dormition
Catholic Encyclopedia
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America
Orthodox Family Life

The picture at the top of the post is of Bartolomeo Vivarini's The Death of the Virgin, (Padua, 1484).

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