Sunday, August 15, 2010
August 15 - The Assumption
(Vulgate, Judith 13:22-25)
And said Ozias to her, "Blessed are you, O daughter, to God the Most High above all the women upon the earth; and blessed is the Lord God, who created the heavens and the earth, who has guided you for a wound to the head of the leader of our enemies. For this your confidence shall not depart from the heart of men, who remember the strength of God to the age; and God turn these things to you for an exaltation to the age, to visit you in blessings, since you did not spare your life for the affliction of our nation, but went against our ruin, walking a straight way before our God."
(Septuagint, Judith 13:18-20)
AND opened was the sanctuary of God which is in the heaven, and there was seen the chest of His covenant in His sanctuary; and there came lightnings and voices and thunders and an earthquake and great hail, and there was seen a great sign in the heaven: a woman clothed with the sun, and the moon under her feet, and upon her head a wreath of twelve stars; and being with child, she cries out in labor, and being tortured to deliver.
And there was war in the heaven. Michael and his angels waged war against the dragon, and the dragon waged war and his angels; and they were not strong enough, nor was their place found any more in the heaven. And thrown out was the great dragon, the ancient serpent that is called 'Slanderer' (diabolos) and 'Satan', who is leading the whole world astray – he was thrown out to the earth, and his angels were thrown out with him. And I heard a great voice saying in the heaven:
(Revelation 11:19; 12:1-17)