In what year did Christ raise and elevate the body of His Blessed Mother into Heaven? Some say in the AD 40s or 50s. I argue based on data in the New Testament that Mary was assumed in AD 63. Please watch the video lesson that I’ve prepared on this topic for NSTI.
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This is lesson 7 of Church History: Module 2 – Redemptive History: Christ of the Covenants. To sign up and watch the rest of the lessons and modules in this Catholic Church History Course (and earn a Certificate), please visit: New Saint Thomas Institute’s Certificate in Catholic History:
Question: Do you agree that dating the Dormition/Assumption to AD 63 makes the most sense? You can leave a comment by clicking here.
And here are some interesting resources for you as we celebrate Our Lady’s Dormition and Assumption:
- Did the Virgin Mary Die? The Answer May Surprise You (The majority tradition in Catholic history is that Our Lady did experience the separation of body and soul.)
- Audio: Mary as Assumed in Revelation 12 Podcast: Our Lady of the Apocalypse
- Did Christ receive an assumption or ascension or both?
- The year of the assumption according to Maria Agreda
- The Assumption of Saint Joseph – A forgotten tradition
- If you deny the Assumption – You have fallen away!
- Saint Gregory of Tours on the Assumption
- The Assumption of Mary in the Book of Psalms
- Does the Rosary Pre-Date Dominic?
- Mary’s Special Role over Purgatory
- Mary’s Empty Tomb Information
- Did Pope Pius XII Teach that Mary died? Yes he did
to Jesus through Mary,