Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with thee! Our blessed Mother has been referred to as the Ark of the New Covenant as early as 3rd Century before the official compilation of the final New Testament (see Athanasius of Alexandria's Homily of the Papyrus of Turin and Gregory the Wonder Worker's Homily on the Annunciation to the Holy Virgin Mary).
Ever noticed the parallels between Ark of the Covenant built by Moses and Mary, the Ark of the New Covenant made by God? The design is practically Mariology on a mug indicating Mary as the Ark of the New Covenant with baby Jesus at the center of it all.
|Golden Box - Old Ark||Virgin Mary - New Ark|
|The ark traveled to the house of Obed-edom in the hill country of Judea (2 Sam. 6:1-11).||Mary traveled to the house of Elizabeth and Zechariah in the hill country of Judea (Luke 1:39).|
|Dressed as a priest, David danced and leapt in front of the ark (2 Sam. 6:14).||John the Baptist - of priestly lineage - leapt in his mother's womb at the approach of Mary (Luke 1:41).|
|David asks, "How can the ark of the Lord come to me?" (2 Sam. 6:9).||Elizabeth asks, "Why is this granted me, that the mother of my Lord should come to me?" (Luke 1:43).|
|David shouts in the presence of the ark (2 Sam. 6:15).||Elizabeth "exclaimed with a loud cry" in the presence of the Mary (Luke 1:42).|
|The ark remained in the house of Obed-edom for three months (2 Sam. 6:11).||Mary remained in the house of Elizabeth for three months (Luke 1:56).|
|The house of Obed-edom was blessed by the presence of the ark (2 Sam. 6:11).||The word blessed is used three times; surely the house was blessed by God (Luke 1:39-45).|
|The ark returns to its home and ends up in Jerusalem, where God's presence and glory is revealed in the temple (2 Sam. 6:12; 1 Kgs. 8:9-11).||Mary returns home and eventually ends up in Jerusalem, where she presents God incarnate in the temple (Luke 1:56; 2:21-22).|
Inside the Ark of the Old Covenant
Inside Virgin Mary, Ark of the New Covenant
Ark of the New Covenant Virgin Mary Mug
Whether you're drinking your morning coffee, evening tea, or something in between – this mug's for you! It's sturdy and glossy with a vivid print that'll withstand the microwave and dishwasher.
- Dishwasher and microwave safe
- White and glossy