AssumptionAssumption it’s a concept with various uses. The term, which comes from the Latin word assumptio, you can refer to act and result of assuming: accept a responsibility, begin to exercise a function or a position.

For example: “The inauguration of the president-elect will take place on March 14”, “Three months after the inauguration, the image of the governor fell five points”, “More than a hundred police agents will guarantee security in the assumption of legislators”.

The assumption can also refer to the act of ascending (to climb or climb, especially symbolically) or, in the field of religion catholic, to the elevation of the Virgin Mary to heaven in body and soul.

The tradition Catholic indicates that this assumption, considered as a dogma of faith (a truth that believers should not question), occurred when the Virgin mary he died and ascended to heaven. This holiday, not to be confused with the ascension of Jesus, is celebrated every August 15th.

We must refer to the Eastern liturgy to find the oldest reference to the Assumption of the Virgin. Already in the 4th century, a festival called The Memory of Mary. Its central theme was the entry of the mother of Jesus Christ into the Darling, which was believed to have occurred through such elevation in body and soul.

Two years later, this party began to be known by the name of Dormition of Mary, as it also focused on death and Resurrection of the Virgin; but it was not until the seventh century that the name was assigned Assumption, which has lasted until our times.

Starting in the 4th and 5th centuries, a series of apocryphal stories about the assumption of the Virgin appeared. The Book of Saint John the Evangelist it was the one that enjoyed the greatest diffusion, and is believed to be among the oldest. Some orators from the East, including John of Damascus, John of Thessalonica, Saint German of Constantinople, and Saint Andrew of Crete, based many of their writings and homilies on the numerous writings apocryphal.

AssumptionThe doctrine The Assumption took several centuries to reach the West, largely due to linguistic and political factors that separated the different nations: relations were not exactly favorable and there were not yet many experts in the Greek language. For these reasons, it was not until the 12th century that the treatise appeared Ad Interrogate, whose authorship was attributed to Saint Augustine, in which the assumption of the Virgin in body and soul was taken as true, something that was also supported by important theologians, such as Saint Thomas Aquinas.

In the 16th century, Saint Pius V reformed the Breviary, a book of Catholicism in which the obligations of the clergy are collected for each moment of the year, and decided to eliminate the quotes who opposed the theory of the Assumption, replacing them with writings that defended it.

Assumption, on the other hand, is the capital of Paraguay. The town It has more than half a million inhabitants, being the most populated town in this South American country. The bay, the Palace of the López, the National Pantheon of Heroes, the cathedral and the Block of the Rivera are among the main tourist attractions of Assumption.

Finally, it should be noted that Asunción is a feminine name that is used in Spain and in several countries Latin Americans. Asuncion Balaguer, to cite a personality that bears this proper name, is a Spanish actress born in 1925 on Manresa who worked in film, theater and TV.