The Assumption of the Virgin Mary in LEGO

Fr. Roderick created another LEGO build on the Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary on August 15. The scene shows the dormition of the Virgin Mary, with Jesus appearing in the center to take his mother with Him to heaven.

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The build is inspired by the classic depictions by artists like Fra Angelico:

 

Even though the story of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary is not described in the Bible, it has been a part of the Christian tradition since the early centuries. The Catholic Church believes that Mary, “having completed the course of her earthly life, was assumed body and soul into heavenly glory”.

In christian iconography, Mary is shown on her deathbed, surrounded by the apostles. Jesus is often depicted in the scene, appearing to take his mother to heaven.

The gospel talks about Jesus’ ascension to heaven, but since it is Jesus who takes his mother to heaven, we speak about Mary’s assumption.

Christian iconography also often shows the coronation of the Virgin Mary in heaven:

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