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Benedictus

(bĕnədĭk`təs), hymn of Zachary, taken from Luke 1.68–79. It begins in Latin, "Benedictus Dominus Deus Israel" [blessed be the Lord God of Israel]. It is used at funerals and at lauds in the Roman Catholic Church and at morning prayer in the Church of England. Part of 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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The Benedictus is an act of praising God backward and forward--being grateful for God's prodigious gifts to Israel long ago and for God's continued saving action on behalf of his Chosen People.
They make a perfect end for each of the "hours" they grace: the Benedictus in the morning at lauds; the Magnificat in the evening at vespers; the Nunc Dimittus or Canticle of Simeon as the last hour of prayer at night, or compline.
He carefully interprets the Magnificat, the Benedictus, the Gloria in Excelsis, and the Nunc Dimittist.
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The BCU chorus, a smaller force than usual under conductor Colin Baines, chose some challenging items including Elgar's Te Deum and Benedictus (Opus 34 Nos.
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With my prayers and blessings, Benedictus XVI," he wrote at that time.
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