Q. What is the Assumption of Mary?
A. The assumption of Mary is the dogma that at the end of her life on Earth, Mary was assumed into Heaven through the power of her Son. Her body did not decay in the grave. Today, August 15th is the Feast of the Assumption of Mary. The Church has not defined whether Mary died and then was assumed or whether she was assumed into Heaven before death similar to Elijah and Enoch. Because Mary was sinless, she was not subject to death but she may have chosen to experience death in union with her son. Or, she may never have experienced death and just went straight to Heaven, body and soul. This Feast day has been celebrated since the year 650AD.