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THE ASSUMPTION AND THE FATHERS

The fact of the Assumption was first written by three Fathers of the Church of the highest order. The first was St. Modestus, Patriarch of Jerusalem (634). The second,  St. Germanus, Patriarch of Constantinople (733), who fully recorded the details of the Dormition.  He categorically stated that the corporeal Assumption of Mary is of Divine Apostolic origin and that the absolute certainty of the belief is outside discussion.

The third is St. Andreas, Archbishop of Crete (740). St. John Damascene (749) also wrote the complete theology of Oriental Christianity on the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin, stating that Mary was assumed to heaven corporeally because, firstly, she is the Mother of God; secondly, she remained perpetually a virgin; and, thirdly, because of her singular holiness and intimate relationship with the Son of God. 

The doctrine on the Assumption derives directly from the holy Church of Jerusalem.

 

 

 


(12-15-03)

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