We recommend this legally free ebook:

  • On Holy Images (Followed by Three Sermons on the Assumption), by St. John of Damascus (7th-8th century AD), translated from the original Greek by Mary W. Allies (London: Thomas Baker, 1898). With Imprimatur. Available atInternet Archive and Open Library.

Posted in observance of the Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary in the Latin Church (Roman Rite), the Syro-Malankara Catholic church, and the Maronite Catholic church; and of the Feast of the Dormition of the Theotokos, Mary Ever-Virgin, in the Catholic churches of the Byzantine Tradition. By this we remember how–more wonderfully than with Enoch and Elijah of old–the Blessed Mother was assumed body and soul into heaven, the first-fruits of our final resurrection in her divine Son, our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

Blessed be her glorious Assumption!
Blessed be God in His angels and in His saints!