Orthodox Church of the Mother of God

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Zechariah 14:1, 4, 8-11 (Ascension Thursday Vespers)

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Zechariah 14:1, 4, 8-11 (Ascension Thursday Vespers)

Behold, a day of the LORD is coming, when the spoil taken from you will be divided in the midst of you. 

On that day his feet shall stand on the Mount of Olives which lies before Jerusalem on the east; and the Mount of Olives shall be split in two from east to west by a very wide valley; so that one half of the Mount shall withdraw northward, and the other half southward. 

On that day living waters shall flow out from Jerusalem, half of them to the eastern sea and half of them to the western sea; it shall continue in summer as in winter.  And the LORD will become king over all the earth; on that day the LORD will be one and his name one.  The whole land shall be turned into a plain from Geba to Rimmon south of Jerusalem. But Jerusalem shall remain aloft upon its site from the Gate of Benjamin to the place of the former gate, to the Corner Gate, and from the Tower of Han'anel to the king's wine presses.  And it shall be inhabited, for there shall be no more curse; Jerusalem shall dwell in security. 

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