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Hosanna

(hōzăn`ə) [Heb.,=save now; Psalm 118], an intensified imperative, a cry, addressed to God, particularly used in the Feast of Tabernacles, when prayers for rain were offered. In the New Testament the crowd shouted it when Jesus entered Jerusalem on Palm Sunday. It is used as an acclamation in Christian worship, e.g., in the SanctusSanctus
[Lat.,=holy], hymn of the Roman Catholic Mass, beginning, "Holy, holy, holy," from Isa. 6.3; Mat. 21.9. It is the solemn choral ending of the preface. In the old liturgy the second part of the hymn, called Benedictus, was sometimes sung after the elevation.
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Brown is aware that his honeymoon will end - at some stage the critics singing hosannas will revert to the old hymn sheets preaching doom and gloom.
The rapper's cultural cache has earned him placement on the covers of underground hip hop publications, but their treatment of him has had way fewer hosannas than the mainstream media that have branded him as the second coming of Elvis Marciano.
After reading Stained Glass, Sweet Grass, Hosannas, & Songs by Sally Edmonds Preiner, I was reminded of Bishop Wand's reflection because this study, subtitled `A snapshot of Anglican Issues and Visions in Canada,' forcefully confronts Canadian Anglicans with our diversity and the problems we face.
If guests at the Yale Daily News's 1941 dinner expected an evening of hosannas to the press, they were disappointed.
No wonder Double Fold has met with grateful hosannas proclaiming its author "a hero to book lovers everywhere" (as the San Francisco Chronicle put it in a representative rave review).
When Sunbeam tapped Dunlap to run the company, Wall Street responded with hosannas.
In late October 1656, a group of men and women approached the gates of Bristol, singing hosannas before a man on a horse.
The Cathedral itself is set at the end of a long, steep, winding hill, and as we approached it we could hear children's voices exultantly proclaiming Hosannas.
It was a dream and you were walking through a field of hosannas
Vice President Al Gore's report on "reinventing government" was released to the usual hosannas that greet declarations of war on waste in Washington.
The ends of these rivers of time are, of course, the oceans of eternity into which they flow, "Meeting the Gulf, hosannas silently below.
That scientists from six laboratories worldwide reported a reaction brought hosannas from many practitioners of homeopathic medicine, a 200-year-old practice that has endured criticism for its use of infinitesimal doses of drugs to stimulate a cure.