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What does the Magnificat tell us?

Last Updated: 26th May, 2020

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The Magnificat (Latin for "[My soul] magnifies [the Lord]") is a canticle, also known as the Song of Mary, the Canticle of Mary and, in the Byzantine tradition, the Ode of the Theotokos (Greek: ? ?δ? τ?ς Θεοτόκου). In Eastern Christianity, the Magnificat is usually sung at Sunday Matins.

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Also, what is the message of the Magnificat?

Surely, from now on all generations will call me blessed; for the Mighty One has done great things for me, and holy is his name. His mercy is for those who fear him from generation to generation.

Also Know, what does the Magnificat reveal about the nature of God? i) God is saviour because he remembers the lowly. ii) God is mighty for he scatters the proud/does great things. iii) God is Holy/Holy is his name. v) God is Caring/protects/because he exalts the humble.

Accordingly, what is the purpose of the Magnificat?

Magnificat, also called Canticle of Mary or Ode of the Theotokos, in Christianity, the hymn of praise by Mary, the mother of Jesus, found in Luke 1:46–55. The Magnificat is sung each day at evening prayer, or vespers, in religious houses and in those other churches where vespers is celebrated.

Why is the Magnificat a kingdom prayer?

One way would be to see it as a rejoicing prayer, celebrating the greatness of the Kingdom of God. The Magnificat is the prayer Mary said when she found out she was pregnant with Jesus. Also, the Magnificat favours the poor and wants to help them 'I am for the poor so I want a poor church. '

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What are the words of the Magnificat?

My soul doth magnify the Lord. And my spirit hath rejoiced in God my Saviour. For he hath regarded : the lowliness of his handmaiden: For behold, from henceforth : all generations shall call me blessed. For he that is mighty hath magnified me: and holy is his Name.

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Who wrote the Magnificat?

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What is Mary's prayer called?

The "Hail Mary" prayer in Savonarola's exposition reads: "Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with thee; blessed art thou amongst women, and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus. Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners, now and at the hour of our death. Amen."

Illya Zhuan

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Did Mary sing the Magnificat?

Mary, in our tradition, was a vehicle for Jesus: a holy womb, a good and compliant and obedient girl. Much later in life, I was shocked to discover that Mary wasn't quiet, nor was she what I would call meek and mild. Read the song, called the “Magnificat,” that Mary sings.

Abdeljabar Tevar

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How do you magnify God?

Here are some ways to magnify the Lord:
  1. Live in a way that will always glorify God! (1 Corinthians 10:31 )
  2. Wake up and thank Him for 3 things each day! Psalm 63:1-2.
  3. Praise God when you are happy! (Psalm 34)
  4. Praise God when you are sad!
  5. Thank Jesus for saving you from sin and death!
  6. Remember the goodness of God!

Teodulo Srda

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What language is Cozzolani Magnificat?

The group derives its name from the first word of the Latin translation of the Canticle of Mary in the Gospel of Luke (Luke 1:46-55), Magnificat anima mea, "My soul magnifies the Lord", which is sung during the Roman Catholic evening prayer or vespers service.

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What is the prayer Nunc dimittis?

The Nunc Dimittis is the traditional 'Gospel Canticle' of Night Prayer (Compline), just as Benedictus and Magnificat are the traditional Gospel Canticles of Morning Prayer and Evening Prayer respectively. In many Lutheran orders of service the Nunc Dimittis may be sung following the reception of the Eucharist.

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What is the Benedictus prayer?

To give knowledge of salvation unto his people : for the remission of their sins, Through the tender mercy of our God : whereby the day-spring from on high hath visited us; To give light to them that sit in darkness, and in the shadow of death : and to guide our feet into the way of peace.

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What can I do with old Magnificats?

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Why did Mary visit Elizabeth?

Mary visits her relative Elizabeth; they are both pregnant: Mary with Jesus, and Elizabeth with John the Baptist. Some Catholic commentators have maintained that the purpose of this visit was to bring divine grace to both Elizabeth and her unborn child.

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What is a Kingdom Prayer?

"Pray then like this: 'Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name. Your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread, and forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.'"

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What does the rosary symbolize?

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How old was Mary when Jesus was born?

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When was the rosary started?

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What are canticles in the Bible?

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What prayer replaces the Angelus during the Easter season?

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How do you pray the Angelus?

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