Ezekiel 43:27-44:4 (Annunciation fore-feast)

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Ezekiel 43:27-44:4 (Annunciation fore-feast – Vespers  3/24) 

(also read on Vespers 10/1 for the Protection of our Most Holy Lady the Mother of God, 9/8 for Nativity of our Most Holy Lady the Mother of God, and 8/15 for the Dormition)

And when they have completed these days, then from the eighth day onward the priests shall offer upon the altar your burnt offerings and your peace offerings; and I will accept you, says the Lord GOD.” 

Then he brought me back to the outer gate of the sanctuary, which faces east; and it was shut.  And he said to me, “This gate shall remain shut; it shall not be opened, and no one shall enter by it; for the LORD, the God of Israel, has entered by it; therefore it shall remain shut.  Only the prince may sit in it to eat bread before the LORD; he shall enter by way of the vestibule of the gate, and shall go out by the same way.”  Then he brought me by way of the north gate to the front of the temple; and I looked, and behold, the glory of the LORD filled the temple of the LORD; and I fell upon my face.