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Roman Catholics celebrate Assumption of Virgin Mary Day

Today Roman Catholics celebrate Assumption of Virgin Mary Day.

Early Christian sources have different and often contradictory reports on where and how long Virgin Mary lived after Jesus Christ had been crucified. Data on her death and deposition are also inaccurate. The majority sources name the following plot: after Jesus Christ's resurrection Virgin Mary lived at St. John the Evangelist's in Jerusalem, where she prayed waiting for the meeting with her Son. Three days before she died, Archangel Gabriel came to Virgin Mary and made her known about her coming assumption.

Virgin Mary called for all apostles to make farewells. She appointed to bury her in Gethsemane, near Jerusalem, between the coffins of her parents and Joseph the Betrothed. In three days the Apostle Thomas who had missed Virgin Mary's expiry came to that place. The coffin was opened, but no remains of the Blessed Virgin were found. There were roses instead.

So, the holiday of Assumption of Virgin Mary reminds us about her expiry and inheavening. On the Assumption Day there is a tradition to bring the first fruits and vegetables to churches and cathedrals named after the Blessed Virgin Mary. Just like on other holidays honouring Virgin Mary going to the mass and praying are a must.

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