How does the existence of the Tomb of the Blessed Virgin Mary fit with the Assumption of Mary?

2018-06-24 05:16:40

One site that tourists can visit in Jerusalem is the Tomb of the Blessed Virgin Mary. But Catholics and Eastern Orthodox Christians believe in the Assumption of Mary (that she was taken body and soul into heaven).

How does Mary have a tomb if there was no body to bury because she was taken into heaven?

The Eastern Orthodox, whose church this is, believe that Mary died a natural death and was laid in a tomb, and was then resurrected 3 days later and taken to heaven. This contrasts with the Catholic belief that Mary was assumed directly into heaven without experiencing death.

Catholics do not believe the tomb to be authentic.

Reference: Wikipedia

  • The Eastern Orthodox, whose church this is, believe that Mary died a natural death and was laid in a tomb, and was then resurrected 3 days later and taken to heaven. This contrasts with the Catholic belief that Mary was assumed directly into heaven without experiencing death.

    Catholics do not believe the tomb to be authentic.

    Reference: Wikipedia

    2018-06-24 06:02:49