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- On the Resurrection of the Dead, by Athenagoras of Athens (2nd century AD). May be read online on this page of New Advent and at Early Christian Writings.
On the Feast of the Dormition and the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary in the Catholic Church, by which we remember how–more wonderfully than with Enoch and Elijah of old–the Blessed Mother was assumed body and soul into heaven, a first-fruits of our final resurrection in her divine Son, our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Blessed be her glorious Assumption!
“Up, Lord, and take possession of thy resting-place, thou and the ark which is shrine of thy glory! Let thy priests go clad in the vesture of innocence, thy faithful people cry aloud with rejoicing.” (Psalm 132:8-9)