Psalm 132 and the Assumption of Mary


If you’re into typology, here is a good one for our Lord’s resurrection and ascension, and the Blessed Mother’s assumption.

132:7-8
7 Let us go to his dwelling place; let us worship at his footstool!”
8 Arise, O LORD, and go to thy resting place, thou and the ark of thy might.

The typological meaning of this passage reads like this:

The “LORD” is Christ who “arises” in the resurrection and ascends to the right hand of the Father. The “ark of thy might” is the Blessed Virgin Mary who as the Ark of the New Covenant held within her the Word of the New Covenant – not in stone but in flesh. The context is the inauguration of the Kingdom under David. Christ is the Greater-than-David.

See Rev 11:19-12:2 for further Scriptural testimony that Mary is the “Ark of the New Covenant”.

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