Lamb of God


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[Lat.], the Lamb of God, i.e., Jesus. The lamb of the Passover sacrifice is said to prefigure the crucifixion. Isaiah calls the expected Messiah the Lamb of God, and Jesus is met by John the Baptist with the words, "Behold, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sins of
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Lamb of God

a title given to Christ in the New Testament, probably with reference to his sacrificial death
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No less than 28 times in the book of Revelation is Jesus called the Lamb of God. A heavenly chorus in full voice sings the praises of the crucified and now exalted Lamb of God.
"We have in our prayer, 'Behold the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world.' Can we become the lambs of God who takes away the anger of the world?" he asked.
A Sunday ago the extraordinary ministers were treating their hands from a spray cleaner and rubbing them while the priest elevated the Blessed Host and proclaimed, "Behold, the Lamb of God." Before the service, the noise does not allow one to pray in preparation; afterwards the noise does not allow for thanksgiving.
To change England for Cymru in the verse: "And did those feet in ancient time Walk upon England''s mountains green And was the holy Lamb of God On England''s pleasant pastures seen!" ...
In a message to congregation members yesterday, St Mary's Church officials noted that "Easter Commemorates the slaying of the true Lamb of God and the Resurrection of Christ, the cornerstone upon which our faith is built; it is also the oldest feast of the Christian Church, as old as Christianity, the connecting link between the Old and New Testaments."
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In the introduction to his monumental work, The Animals' Bible, Ian Stuart writes that even his child self found it difficult to reconcile the images of Christ as both shepherd and Lamb of God, with the very real leg of lamb on his plate.
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With the forces of the thrice freely-elected, criminally-indicted Berlusconi regime controlling just about all media and manipulating the courts, while organized crime (see Roberto Saviano's book or film Gomorrah) and the reactionary forces of the Vatican--referred to by Italian friends as Ayatollah Ratzinger--run roughshod over life in the bel paese in the wake of the collapse of the progressive Italian Left, the narrator of "Lamb of God" is nostalgic, but not for anything about a Fascist past.
"Lamb of God" and other symbolic language come off without a poetic flair.
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The Lamb of God stands on the altar with his blood filling the chalice.