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What is the Ark?
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The Icons

At the top of the Ark of the New Covenant are large icons which represent the various moments in the Paschal Mystery, or the Paschal Triduum:

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The Last Supper, which Jesus celebrates with His disciples and which the Church commemorates on Holy Thursday



The passion and the death of Jesus, which the Church commemorates on Good Friday


The vigil of Mary, His mother, which is celebrated on Holy Saturday


The resurrection of Jesus on Easter morning, which is celebrated on Easter Sunday


There are other smaller icons which also bring to mind the various aspects of the Eucharist, the table of the New Covenant:

    • The multiplication of the loaves (cf. Mt 14, 19-21; 15, 36-37)
    • The wedding at Cana (cf. Jn 2, 1-11)
    • The washing of the feet (cf. Jn 13, 13-15)
    • The disciples at Emmaus (cf. Lc 24, 13-35).

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