Friday, August 15, 2014

Assumption of Mary

The Church dedicated to the Assumption of Mary in Victoria, Gozo, Malta
The church celebrates today the feast of the Assumption of Mary into Heaven. The dogma of the Assumption was proclaimed in 1950 by Pope Pius XII, even though devotion to this feast was always observed. In my home country of Malta, there are 10 parishes dedicated to the this feast and processions are held today in all of them throughout the streets of each respective town or village, with the statue of Mary. 
Statue of Mary exiting the church
Churches and streets are decorated as you can see from these attached photos. However, as most processions are festive, these are very reverent, still with marching bands, fireworks and the participation of the people, always in huge numbers.

Street decorations in Victoria, Gozo, Malta

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