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Our Lady Of Assumption

Regarding the day, year, and manner of Our Lady’s death, nothing certain is known.  The earliest known literary reference to the Assumption is found in the Greek work De Obitu S. Dominae.  Catholic faith, however, has always derived our knowledge of the mystery from Apostolic Tradition.  Epiphanius (d. 403) acknowledged that he knew nothing definite about.  The dates assigned for it vary between three and fifteen years after Christ’s Ascension.  Two cities claim to be the place of her departure: Jerusalem and Ephesus.  Common consent favours Jerusalem, where her tomb is shown; but some argue in favour of Ephesus.  The first six centuries did not know of the tomb of Mary at Jerusalem.

The belief in the corporeal assumption of May is founded on the apocryphal treatise De Obitu S. Dominae, bearing the name of St. John, which belongs however to the fourth or fifth century.  It is also found in the book De Transitu Virginis, falsely ascribed to St. Melito of Sardis, and in a spurious letter attributed to St. Denis the Areopagite.  If we consult genuine writings in the East, it is mentioned in the sermons of St. Andrew of Crete, St. John Damascene, St. Modestus of Jerusalem and others.  In the West, St. Gregory of Tours (De Gloria mart., I, iv) mentions it first.  The sermons of St. Jerome and St. Augustine for this feast, however, are spurious.  St. John of Damascus (P. G.I, 96) thus formulates the tradition of the Church of Jerusalem.

 

Family ID Head of the Family
06-0040 IVAN VAZ
06-0048 ALOYSIUS D'SOUZA
06-0049 MAXIM ABREO
06-0050 JOSEPH MARTINS
06-0052 REGINA FERNANDES
06-0059 ISABELLA ALMEIDA
06-0061 ROBERT FERNANDES
06-0062 TERESA D'MELLO
06-0063 CAMILO DESOUZA
06-0065 JOSEPH CARDOZ
06-0066 CHRISTALINA VAZ
06-0067 JERRY O'NIEL
06-0068 NELSON LASRADO
06-0071 STANLEY FERRAO
06-0072 NEVILLE D'SOUZA
06-0073 JEROME RODRIGUES
06-0076 LEVY MARTINS
06-0079 BENEDICTA PEREIRA
06-0082 LANCELOT VAS
06-0083 PARSHURAM NAIDU
06-0084 LUCAS CASTELLINO
06-0085 FELIX PEREIRA
06-0086 PETER DOURADO
06-0087 GEORGE D'SILVA
06-0088 FELIX ABREO
06-0089 VICTOR D'SILVA
06-0090 PETER D'SOUZA
06-0092 ALDRIN D'SA
06-0093 RAPHAEL D'SOUZA
06-0094 ROBERT D'ALMEIDA
06-0095 SANTAN COUTINHO
06-0097 HENRY D'SOUZA
06-0101 HENRY NAZARETH
06-0102 JULIE MATHIAS
06-0104 SYLVESTER SEQUEIRA
06-0106 JOSEPH FURTADO
06-0107 FLORIE SEQUEIRA
06-0112 ANGELINE DIAZ
06-0114 ROBERT D'SOUZA
06-0115 JOHN NORONHA
06-0116 DOLPHI LEWIS
06-0129 MICHAEL D'SOUZA
06-0132 FELIX FERNANDES
06-0136 THERESA GOMES
06-0144 COLIN PETER SEQUEIRA
06-0152 KEITH STANLEY
06-0154 ANTHONY RODRIGUES
06-0168 AUGUSTO D'SOUZA
06-0170 STANY D'SOUZA
06-0174 MATHEW RODRIGUES
06-0176 PETER ALMEIDA
06-0178 EDWARD SWAMY
06-0179 PETER SALIN
06-0180 SANJAY D'CUNHA
06-0181 WILFRED NORONHA
06-0184 AJAY D'MELLO
06-0185 WILSON D'MELLO
06-0187 XAVIER MENDONCA
06-0190 FRANKLIN A. BRAHMNE
06-0192 MARIANO RODRIGUES
06-0193 MARIANO RODRIGUES
06-0203 REGINALD D'SOUZA
06-0204 RUPERT A. D'SOUZA
06-0205 STANLEY CARNEIRO
06-0208 AUSTIN LEWIS
06-0209 VINCENT FERNANDES
06-0211 JYOTI M. L. FERNANDES
06-0218 LILLY D'SOUZA
06-0219 JOEL NASH
06-0221 GERSON D'LIMA
06-0222 AQUINO GOMES
06-0223 AGNES VIEGAS
06-0225 PHILOMENO ALMEIDA
06-0226 MARIE GAMEIRO
06-0227 JOSEPH FERNANDES

 

 
     
 
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