from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The canticle beginning Magnificat anima mea Dominum ("My soul doth magnify the Lord”).
- n. A musical setting of this canticle.
- n. A hymn or song of praise.
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- proper n. The liturgical canticle of the Virgin Mary, sung in Christian churches; taken from her reported words at the Annunciation
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The song of the Virgin Mary, Luke i. 46; -- so called because it commences with this word in the Vulgate.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The song or hymn of the Virgin Mary in Luke i. 46-55, beginning “My soul doth magnify the Lord.”
- n. A musical setting of this hymn.
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- n. (Luke) the canticle of the Virgin Mary (from Luke 1:46 beginning `Magnificat anima mea Dominum')
The name of the song which Mary then sang, the Magnificat, has come from the first line in its Latin form, _Magnificat anima mea Dominum_.
The Magnificat is one such example ... also the mystical poetry contained in the Song of Songs, with its idealized imagery of human love, a sustained metaphor for the nuptial love of Christ the Bridegroom for His Bride (the Church or, according to St. Bernard, the individual soul).
'Magnificat' -- not in Mary's words, it is true, but with Mary's music and with Mary's heart.
Mary, the mother of Jesus, spoke clearly about his coming and his meaning in history when she prophesied about his mission in her famous prayer/song known as the Magnificat.
The Magnificat is the Evening Canticle, sung each day at the end of the Vespers Office; the text comes from the Gospel of Luke 1:41-55.
And yet, having read the Bible and researched books to write my play, I could not deny that she was an excellent and faithful believer (there is a reason the song is called the Magnificat), a good mother (when she freaked out when Jesus went missing at 12 plus her presence at his death) - in other words, a good person.
I subscribe to a monthly magazine (pocket sized) called Magnificat ( www.magnificat.net ), which has each day's morning & evening prayer, plus the daily lectionary readings and some other odds & ends.
I am now only permitted to say: The Magnificat is a hymn of thanks for the fulfillment of the blessing given in the sacrament of the Old
The Magnificat is the splendid canticle or hymn in which the Blessed
Steeped thus in Scriptural thought and phraseology, summing up in its inspired ecstasy the economy of God with His Chosen People, indicating the fulfillment of the olden prophecy and prophesying anew until the end of time, the Magnificat is the crown of the Old
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