The commemoration of Saint Ezekiel the prophet, son of Buzi the priest, who in the time of the exile in the land of the Chaldeans was distinguished by a vision of the glory of the Lord and set forth as a lookout to the house of Israel. He rebuked the chosen people’s infidelity and foresaw that the holy city Jerusalem would be overthrown in ruins and that the people would be deported; stationed amidst the captives himself, he nourished their hope and prophesied to them that the dry bones would rise to life.
May Holy Mary and all the saints intercede to the Lord for us, that we may merit to be helped and saved by him who lives and reigns for ever and ever.
V. Precious in the sight of the Lord
R. Is the death of his holy ones.
V. May the Lord bless us, protect us from all evil, and bring us to everlasting life. And may the souls of the faithful departed through the mercy of God rest in peace.
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