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date: 23 May 2024

Closed Door 

Source:
The Oxford Dictionary of Byzantium
Author(s):
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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