|Gold Chest: OLD
In the Old Testament, the
Lord said: “They shall make a sanctuary for Me that I
may dwell in their midst.... Plate it inside and outside
with pure gold.”
the Old Testament, David rose and went up to the hill
country of Judea.
David asked: “How shall the Ark of the Lord come to me?”
the Old Testament, the Ark of the Covenant stayed in the
house of Obed-edom for three months.
(2 Sam. 6:11)
the Ark was brought to the City of David, David
responded by leaping and dancing before the Ark.
the book of Exodus, the tabernacle that covered the Ark
was over-shadowed by the glory cloud and the glory of
the Lord filled the tabernacle.
Inside the ark was the Law of God inscribed on stone.
Book of Hebrews says there was also an urn of manna in
the Ark, which came down from heaven.
(Heb. 9:4) And those who would eat
it would still die.
Ark also contained the rod of Aaron as a proof of the
priesthood of the Old Testament.
NEW Covenant Ark
God created a perfect vessel in Mary, preserving her from all
sin, according to Sacred Tradition and Catholic teaching. She is
the only mere human whom the Bible calls “full of grace.”
After the Annunciation, Mary rose and went up to the hill
country of Judea to visit her cousin Elizabeth.
Elizabeth asked: “How does this happen to me, that the mother of
my Lord should come to me?”
In the New
Testament, Mary stayed in the house of Elizabeth for three
When Elizabeth heard Mary's greeting, the infant in Elizabeth's
womb – St. John the Baptist - leaped for joy.
At the Annunciation, the Angel Gabriel informed Mary that, “The
Holy Spirit will come upon you and the power of the Most High
will over-shadow you.”
Mary's soul was filled with the greatness of the Lord.
Inside the womb of Mary is the Word of God, (Jn. 1:1) enfleshed
in Jesus. “The child to be born will be called holy, the Son of
In Mary's womb is the Bread of Life which came down from heaven,
and if we eat it, we will never die.
In Mary's womb is Jesus Christ, the “high priest forever
according to the order of Melchidesek.”