February 9, 2020

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Blessing of the Vestibule

5th Sunday in Ordinary Time
Ordinary Form

Septuagesima Sunday
Extraordinary Form

The great court had three courses of hewn stone round about, and a course of cedar beams; so had the inner court of the house of the Lord, and the vestibule of the house.
1 Kings 7:12

In the first year of his reign, in the first month, he opened the doors of the house of the Lord, and repaired them.
2 Chronicles 29:3

Open the gates, that the righteous nation which keeps faith may enter in.
Isaiah 26:2

the Spirit lifted me up, and brought me into the inner court; and behold, the glory of the Lord filled the temple.
Ezekiel 43:5

Enter his gates with thanksgiving, and his courts with praise! Give thanks to him, bless his name!
Psalm 100:4

Open to me the gates of righteousness, that I may enter through them and give thanks to the Lord.
Psalm 118:19

Between the vestibule and the altar let the priests, the ministers of the Lord, weep and say, “Spare thy people, O Lord, and make not thy heritage a reproach, a byword among the nations. Why should they say among the peoples, ‘Where is their God?’”
Joel 2:17

To him the gatekeeper opens; the sheep hear his voice, and he calls his own sheep by name and leads them out.
John 10:3

The New Jerusalem (detail)
14th Century Tapestry