The Assumption of Mary in Jerusalem 2012

Hello and welcome to my video of the Assumption of Mary.

The Assumption of Mary into Heaven, informally known as The Assumption, is commonly celebrated on August 15, also marked as a Holy Day of Obligation, and so it is here in Old Jerusalem.

The Roman Catholic Church teaches as dogma that the Virgin Mary, mother of Jesus, “having completed the course of her earthly life, was assumed body and soul into heavenly glory”. This doctrine was dogmatically and infallibly defined by Pope Pius XII in 1950. The Catholic dogma leaves open the question of Mary’s death before rising to Heaven. The Eastern Orthodox tradition of the Dromition of the Theotokos (in Greek: Mary the mother of Jesus) teaches that Mary died and then rose to Heaven. Since the Orthodox follows the Julian Calendar, the feast of the Assumption of Mary is celebrated on August 28 – and for that I will have a special video.

In the Video of the Assumption of Mary, we are joining two morning Masses. The first morning Mass is at the Church of All Nations at Gethsemane at the Mount of Olives where the Agony of Jesus took place. The second morning Mass is at the Dormition Abbey at Mount Zion where according to Christian believe, it is where Mary, mother of Jesus, fell into deep sleep before she was assumed body and soul into heavenly glory. The video of the Assumption of Mary ends with a Liturgical Pilgrimage at the Grotto in Gethsemane and a prayer, nearby, in front of the Tomb of Mary at the Church of the Sepulchre of Mary.

In many Catholic countries, the feast of the Assumption is also marked as a Holy Day of Obligation and it is a public holiday in many countries, including Austria, Belgium, Chile, Colombia, Croatia, Ecuador, France, Germany (Bavaria only), Greece, Lebanon, Lithuania, Italy, Malta, Mauritius, Poland, Portugal, Senegal, Spain and Vanuatu.

So let’s watch the Video of the Assumption of Mary here in Jerusalem.

Let’s all live the Jerusalem Experience!!!!

3 Comments

  1. jim aherne:

    oh so beautiful,I wish I could be there,thank you so very much for sharing the experience,what a world so much beauty,yet so much sorrow

    posted on: August 25, 2012 Reply
  2. T .J. DAS:

    Dear Frenkel
    My dreams are fulfilled. I was searching in the internet
    Archeological places the where the Holy Relics are kept,
    preserved and Masses are offered and more so the
    places of importance of Mother Mary. After receiving
    the special video blog of the place of Her Assumption
    with the background of prayers and singing I have to
    thank very much may God give you more interest to
    carry on in such activities

    posted on: August 26, 2012 Reply
    • Hari:

      The Assumption of Mary video is so peaceful as it should be to commemorate the assumption of our blessed Mary to Heaven.

      Thank you Jerusalem Experience

      posted on: October 9, 2012

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