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Were We to Show the Same Respect

March 16th, 2010, Promulgated by Dr. K

Here is a description of the Ark of the Covenant from Exodus 37 (N.A.B. translation):

“Bezalel made the ark of acacia wood, two and a half cubits long, one and a half cubits wide, and one and a half cubits high. The inside and outside were plated with gold, and a molding of gold was put around it. Four gold rings were cast and put on its four supports, two rings for one side and two for the opposite side. Poles of acacia wood were made and plated with gold; these were put through the rings on the sides of the ark, for carrying it. The propitiatory was made of pure gold, two and a half cubits long and one and a half cubits wide. Two cherubim of beaten gold were made for the two ends of the propitiatory, one cherub fastened at one end, the other at the other end, springing directly from the propitiatory at its two ends. The cherubim had their wings spread out above, covering the propitiatory with them. They were turned toward each other, but with their faces looking toward the propitiatory.”

Below is a graphical representation of what the Ark may have looked like:

Now compare this with an image of a local parish’s tabernacle, which contains the body, blood, soul, and divinity of the Lord Jesus Christ:

The Israelites spared no expense in constructing a most amazing storage unit for the Ten Commandments of God. Too bad that many of our parishes are unwilling to put much effort and money into a tabernacle which will contain the real presence of God.



3 Responses to “Were We to Show the Same Respect”

  1. Trad Tom says:

    How sad — to treat our Lord in such a shabby manner. Every member of that parish should demand better. In fact, they should take up a collection and purchase it for the church, then present it as a gift.

  2. Anonymous says:

    Are youn kidding. The pastor will give the appearance of giving his full compasionate ear and then, will say that this is the way it is being done. His way or the highway. Compassion is only for those who want to wreck the church and dissent from catholic belief.

  3. Anonymous says:

    The pastor of this church has no say…after all, he is just an "assisting priest".

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