Monday, March 30, 2015

Cleansing of the Temple

On reaching Jerusalem, Jesus entered the temple courts and began driving out those who were buying and selling there. He overturned the tables of the money changers and the benches of those selling doves, 16 and would not allow anyone to carry merchandise through the temple courts. And as he taught them, he said, “Is it not written: ‘My house will be called a house of prayer for all nations’? But you have made it ‘a den of robbers.’” Mark 11:15-17
Turning of the Tables by John Denno.

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Palm Sunday

When they brought the colt to Jesus and threw their cloaks over it, he sat on it. Many people spread their cloaks on the road, while others spread branches they had cut in the fields. Those who went ahead and those who followed shouted, “Hosanna! Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord! Blessed is the coming kingdom of our father David! Hosanna in the highest heaven!” Mark 11:7-10
Kids at Legozilla's church collaborated on this Palm Sunday mosaic to start off Holy Week (presumably Legozilla designed the mosaic and organized the event).

Wednesday, March 18, 2015


I missed Purim a couple of weeks ago. Purim is the celebration of the events described in the book of Esther, where the Jews living in Persia were saved from a genocidal plot by Esther and Mordecai. In modern celebration this is a very festive holiday, sometimes involving parties, costumes, lots of noise, and reenactments of the story of Esther (i.e. a Purim spiel). Here Joanna Brichetto and her son came up with a LEGO Purim spiel. That's Haman in the back wearing the pirate hat. :)

Monday, March 16, 2015

Ta Prohm

Ta Prohm (here in LEGO by Toltomeja) is a Buddhist temple in Cambodia located just west of Angkor Wat and a little south of Angkor Thom. This was built in the late 12th century as a Mahayana Buddhist monastery and university, and it its day the complex was home to over 12,500 people. After it was abandoned four centuries ago when the Khmer Empire collapsed, the temple was slowly taken over by the jungle.