2Israel, by God'sinstructions, carriedthe Ark of theCovenant inprocession, whichcontained the TenCommandments of God written on tablesof stone by God'sown finger, whichprohibited gravenimages in very clearterms. In ironiccontrast and boldapostasy, idols aresimilarly carried inprocession andvenerated byCatholics, in openand directcontradiction to God'sexplicitcommandment law.
Photo by Frédéric Denonne © 1996
The above photo of a crowned silver statue of Mary being carriedin procession is from the Great Procession of Tournai
Belgium,an event which occurs every September to honor the Virgin Maryfor her allegedly saving the city from the plague during theMiddle Ages. The statue shown is just one of many that aredisplayed and carried in procession for the event.
May Crowning of Mary Statues and Processions
The month of May is specially devoted by the Catholic Church tothe crowning of statues of Mary (perhaps most commonly withflowers), and processions in honor and adoration of the "Queen11Rev 9:20 And the rest of the men which were not killed by theseplagues yet repented not of the works of their hands, that theyshould not worship devils, and idols of gold, and silver, andbrass, and stone, and of wood: which neither can see, nor hear,nor walk:Note: the 6th chapter of Baruch may sometimes be set apart as aseparate book titled the Letter of Jeremiah, in Bibles that includethe apocrypha. The Revised Standard Version is an example.