Definitions for "Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary"
Roman Catholic Christian observance commemorating the belief that the Blessed Virgin Mary was assumed body and soul into heaven at the end of her earthly life.
15 August. This important feast-day of the Catholic church was removed from the Book of Common Prayer of 1549 and not restored in those of 1552 and 1559.
15 August; a Catholic celebration of thanksgiving for Mary's ascension to heaven.