Signum magnum apparuit in caelo: mulier amicta sole, et luna sub pedibus eius, et in capite eius corona stellarum duodecim.
“A great sign appeared in heaven: a woman clothed with the sun, the moon beneath her feet, and a crown of twelve stars on her head.” (Rev. 12:1)
This painting hangs above the altar and tabernacle in my parish, Immaculate Conception in Salem, depicting the woman of Revelations 12, but also traditionally known as the Assumption.
“Let us rejoice in the Lord and celebrate this feast in honor of the Virgin Mary, at whose assumption the angels rejoice, giving praise to the Son of God.”
“The queen stands at your right hand, arrayed in gold of Ophir.
Hear, O daughter, and see, turn your ear, forget your people and your father’s house.
So shall the king desire your beauty; for he is your lord.
They are borne in with gladness and joy; they enter the palace of the king.” (Psalm 45:10-12, 16)
- assumption.jpg: Own photo