Today is the day that we commemorate Joachim and Anne taking Mary to the Temple in Jerusalem. I love the idea that the Theotokos as a little girl went to the Temple. After all, the Temple held the Holy of Holies where God dwelled on Earth and she would in short order become the tabernacle that would hold the Godhead within her.
Unfortunately, we didn't have a priest in town to celebrate the Divine Liturgy but we had Great Vespers and a potluck dinner.
I really like the readings last night:
Exodus 40:1-5, 9, 16, 34-35
I Kings 8:1, 3-7, 9-11
Ezekiel 43:27-44:4 (I wrote a post about this prophecy before)
I found a great post about this great event here.
Here are a couple of icons depicting the event:
May God bless all who read my ramblings,
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The Temple, by the will and grace of God, visiting the Temple in Jerusalem. Mary is the Ark as well. Thank you for this meditation.
You could take that thought a little further and make an argument that she became the Holy of Holies. As we read in Hebrews 9, only the High Priest entered the Old Testament Holy of Holies. Jesus is now our High Priest and only the High Priest entering the Holy of Holies is a statement of Mary's perpetual virginity.
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