READING (Ezekiel 43.1-7a)
Then the angel brought me to the gate, the gate facing east. And there, the glory of the God of Israel was coming from the east; the sound was like the sound of mighty waters; and the earth shone with his glory. The vision I saw was like the vision that I had seen when he came to destroy the city, and like the vision that I had seen by the river Chebar; and I fell upon my face.
As the glory of the Lord entered the temple by the gate facing east, the spirit lifted me up, and brought me into the inner court; and the glory of the Lord filled the temple.
While the man was standing beside me, I heard someone speaking to me out of the temple. He said to me: Mortal, this is the place of my throne and the place for the soles of my feet, where I will reside among the people of Israel forever.
RESPONSORIAL PSALM (Psalm 85)
R. The glory of the Lord will dwell in our land.
Let me hear what God the Lord will speak, for he will speak peace to his people, Surely his salvation is at hand for those who fear him, that his glory may dwell in our land. R.
Steadfast love and faithfulness will meet; righteousness and peace will kiss each other. Faithfulness will spring up from the ground, and righteousness will look down from the sky. R.
The Lord will give what is good, and our land will yield its increase. Righteousness will go before him, and will make a path for his steps. R.