One of the reasons for the transfiguration of Our Lord was to demonstrate the relationship between our body and our ghost, (soul). The reason being to what transpires during the general judgment. ” In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye,…” I Corin. 15:52. Often to illustrate this at some of my lectures, I would go over to a light switch. Then point to the light bulb in the off position. Then say, with the light bulb turned off, think of it as our physical body. When God turns the switch on, you go immediately to your Ghost, then those who go to heaven, in our glorified body, (We become like the Angels) However once in this state of our Ghosts it still takes a week during the general judgment for all to be judged then after sent to their destinations. Heaven or Hell. (Pentecost Sunday to the eve of Trinity Sunday.) Apoc. 17:11.(Pentecost symbol)
Not to get off the subject but for about 20 years I often would ask some of the Fathers, how did the Apostles know that it was Elias standing there with Moses. We could all generalize Moses with the Tablets in his hand and maybe the two rays of light shinning from his head but no one could answer for Elias. (Scriptures doesn’t say) Finally one day I saw an old Biblical picture of him and he had a Scroll in his hands. Of course, the scroll is or represents, the book of life where the Faithfull or the Righteous are inscribed in it, and who else would hold this Book but one of the two wittiness at the end of the world. What else? Apoc. 21:27
This same thesis would also apply with Our Lady’s Assumption. Our Lady’s death was the same as what will happen to us at the general judgment. “…it was just as easy for God to take her glorified body to heaven at once as it will be to take the glorified bodies of all the saved at the last day..”….at once being assumed into heaven.” Radio Replies II, pg. 167. Ott.
So watch out for all that speculative theology, where the SSPX had a calendar showing a corpse (Dormant) of Our Lady getting ready for burial while her soul was in limbo, I guess?
Just use a little logic and common sense. That’s what I do. “Faith does not Contradict Reason.”
Grace be with you through Mary Our Hope, In Christ, Joseph
Fundamental’s of Catholic Dogma by Dr.Ludwig Ott page 208-210.