Definitions of Assumption

n (Christianity) the taking up of the body and soul of the Virgin Mary when her earthly life had ended

Type of:
a marvellous event manifesting a supernatural act of a divine agent

n celebration in the Roman Catholic Church of the Virgin Mary's being taken up into heaven when her earthly life ended; corresponds to the Dormition in the Eastern Orthodox Church

Assumption of Mary, August 15
Type of:
holy day of obligation
a day when Catholics must attend Mass and refrain from servile work, and Episcopalians must take Communion

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