Definitions for benedictusˌbɛn ɪˈdɪk təs

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  1. Benedictus(Noun)

    Either of two canticles that begin with the Latin word benedictus

  2. Benedictus(Noun)

    The music that accompanies these canticles

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  1. Benedictus(adj)

    the song of Zacharias at the birth of John the Baptist (Luke i. 68); -- so named from the first word of the Latin version

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  1. Benedictus

    The Benedictus, given in Gospel of Luke 1:68-79, is one of the three canticles in the opening chapters of this Gospel. The Benedictus was the song of thanksgiving uttered by Zechariah on the occasion of the birth of his son, John the Baptist. The whole canticle naturally falls into two parts. The first is a song of thanksgiving for the realization of the Messianic hopes of the Jewish nation; but to such realization is given a characteristically Christian tone. As of old, in the family of David, there was power to defend the nation against their enemies, now again that of which they had been so long deprived, and for which they had been yearning, was to be restored to them, but in a higher and spiritual sense. The horn is a sign of power, and the "horn of salvation" signified the power of delivering or "a mighty deliverance". While the Jews had impatiently borne the yoke of the Romans, they had continually sighed for the time when the House of David was to be their deliverer. The deliverance was now at hand, and was pointed to by Zechariah as the fulfilment of God's oath to Abraham; but the fulfilment is described as a deliverance not for the sake of worldly power, but that "we may serve him without fear, in holiness and justice all our days".

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  1. Benedictus

    part of the musical service at Mass in the Roman Catholic Church; has been introduced into the morning service of the English Church.


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