On the 15th of August, we celebrate the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary. This holy day of obligation will be celebrated with Mass in Totnes at 10am and in Kingsbridge at 6pm.
Because of Mary’s participation in the Incarnation of Christ, she is honoured as a unique member of the Church. Just as Solomon brought the Ark of the Covenant into the Temple, Mary, as the Ark of the New Covenant, was brought up into heaven. The Ark that John saw in Revelation 11:19, just before his vision turned to the ‘woman clothed in the sun’, is the full realisation of the Ark that God asked Moses to build to house His presence on earth. This older Ark contained the tablets of the law, as well as the miraculous bread that fed God’s people in the desert, and Aaron’s rod that proved God’s power and authority. The Ark of the New Covenant “is the daughter of Zion in person, the Ark of the Covenant, the place where the glory of the Lord dwells.”
Join us to celebrate she through whom God dwelled in man.