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If you have read the book, you may have notice that he is advocating this position based on an alleged sermon by Pope Tawodosios which lacks authenticity within the Church. In fact, this sermon has many theological errors and is not accepted in the Coptic Church.
Imikhail , Fr Tadros topic on the assumption is based on the story of Pope Theodosius, whose writings , according to you are supposed to have been REJECTED by the COC!! That should already tell you volumes .Neverthless, Abouna Tadros is merely mentioning in passing regarding St Mary's soul ,body or the resurrection , because that is not the intention of his book. However, based on his sources, he has implied it quite clearly that the body of St Mary is in HEAVEN ( there is no room for semantics or word play here ,for he could have used or emphasized on the word 'paradise if he had thought readers would be confused).
If anyone is in need for supporting ideas, it would be you, as you're appealing to the same sources that Protestants use to attack the Holy Tradition of the Church Apostolic and Universal.
May I also ask you a question: why would the Virgin Mary await a general resurrection for the purpose of being judged along with all humanity, when God has already judged her once in her life: The Father looked from heaven, and saw no one else like her, and the angel proclaimed that she is full of grace. That was her judgement, and she remained full of grace.
What makes you think that the Lord did not descend to take up the body and soul of the Virgin Mary into heaven? There's no contradiction here with 1 Thess. 4:16, the Lord did come down with the angels to take up his mother.
There is a large difference between saying: "Metropolitan Bishoy never recognized this sermon" and "the Church never recognized this sermon." Metro. Bishoy isn't the Church, nor is he the only one representing the Church.
And what do you mean, "its not included in the church readings"? The writings of St. Peter the seal of the martyrs is not 'included in the church readings' and i dont see anyone claiming they have no value.
Prove to me thats its a forgery and i will reconsider. However, as it stands, abouna Athanasius has the fathers' testimonies and you do not.
And Father Peter has just substantiated the stance while i was typing this! :D