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date: 23 May 2024

Closed Door 

The Oxford Dictionary of Byzantium
Catherine Brown TkaczCatherine Brown Tkacz, John H. LowdenJohn H. Lowden

or gate (πύλη κεκλεισμένη) of the sanctuary of the Temple, seen by Ezekiel (44:1–3) in a vision. This was not to be opened or traversed by any man, for God had entered in by it. The image was taken, for example, by Theodoret of Cyrrhus (PG 81:1233B), to symbolize the Virgin's womb. ... ...

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