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Benedicite

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(Lat., ‘bless ye’).

The song of praise beginning ‘O all ye works of the Lord, bless ye the Lord’. It forms part of the Song of the Three Children.

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The Concise Oxford Dictionary of World Religions

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2003
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... (Lat., ‘bless ye’). The song of praise beginning ‘O all ye works of the Lord, bless ye the Lord’. It forms part of the Song of the Three Children...

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Brewer's Dictionary of Phrase & Fable (19 ed.)

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... (Latin, ‘bless ye’) A grace or a blessing, many of which began with this word. In the book of common prayer it is the name of the canticle beginning ‘O all ye works of the Lord, bless ye the Lord’, translating the Latin Benedicite, omnia opera Doṁini, Domino , and originating in Daniel 3:57 . The word has also been used as an expression of astonishment. The God of Love! Ah! Benedicite ! How mighty and how great a lord is...

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The Concise Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church (3 ed.)

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2014
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... (Lat., ‘Bless ye [the Lord]’). The canticle or song of praise put into the mouths of Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego as they stood in the ‘fiery furnace’ (cf. Dan. 3). It forms part of the ‘ Song of the Three Children ’. It has been used in Christian liturgical worship from early...

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The Oxford Dictionary of the Middle Ages

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... Canticle from the ‘Song of the Three Children’ in the biblical Book of Daniel (named from its first word, ‘Bless [ye the Lord]’), sung on *Sundays and feasts in medieval Lauds in the *Divine Office . It was included in English translation in the 1549 English Book of Common Prayer . See also liturgy . David J. Kennedy R. F. Taft , The Liturgy of the Hours in East and West ...

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The Oxford Companion to Music

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2011
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...Benedicite (Lat., ‘Bless [the Lord]’). The song of the three Hebrew children Shadrach , Meshach , and Abednego (Gk. and Lat.: Ananias, Mishael, and Azarias) in the fiery furnace from the Septuagint (Greek) version of Daniel 3. Used in Christian worship from early times, it was part of the medieval Latin rites of Benevento, Gaul, Milan, Spain, and Rome, as well as in Byzantine and Russian liturgical dramas. Today it is one of the canticles appointed for the morning *Offices of the Armenian, Byzantine, Syrian, Ethiopian, Roman, and Anglican traditions....

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The Oxford Dictionary of Music (6 ed.)

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... 1. The Song of the Three Holy Children (Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego) while in Nebuchadnezzar 's fiery furnace. It is not in the Hebrew version of the book of Daniel , but comes from the Septuagint, or early Gr. translation of the Old Testament. It is one of the canticles of the Anglican service. 2. Work by Vaughan Williams , for sop., ch, and orch. Comp. 1929 (prod. Leith Hill Fest. 1930 ); combines text of the canticle with a poem by J. Austin ( 1613–69...

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The Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church (3 rev. ed.)

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...Benedicite (Lat., ‘Bless ye [the Lord]’) . The canticle or song of praise put into the mouths of Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, as they stood in the ‘fiery furnace’ before King Nebuchadnezzar . It forms part (vv. 35–66) of the Song of the Three Children (q.v.). It has been used in Christian liturgical worship from early times. Rufinus , writing c. 406 , says that it was sung by Christians throughout the world. It is found in certain orders for the Paschal Vigil Service and it came to be widely used in the morning office of Lauds in the W. and its...

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The Oxford Essential Dictionary of Foreign Terms in English

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... interjection & noun ME Latin (2nd person plural imperative of benedicere to wish well to, bless, from bene well + dicere to say). A interjection 1 ME Expressing a wish: God bless you! 2 ME Expression of astonishment: Good gracious! B noun 1 ME An invocation of a blessing; especially a grace at table. 2 M17 Christian Church the Benedicite , the canticle beginning Benedicite , omnia opera ‘O all ye works [of the Lord], bless ye [the Lord]’, known also as “The Song of the Three Children,” which is an alternative to the Te Deum at...

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New Oxford Rhyming Dictionary (2 ed.)

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... • banditti , bitty, chitty, city, committee, ditty, gritty, intercity, kitty, megacity, nitty-gritty, Pitti, pity, pretty, shitty, slitty, smriti, spitty, titty, vittae, witty • fifty , fifty-fifty, nifty, shifty, swiftie, thrifty • guilty , kiltie, silty • flinty , linty, minty, shinty • ballistae , Christie, Corpus Christi, misty, twisty, wristy • sixty • deity , gaiety ( US gayety), laity, simultaneity, spontaneity • contemporaneity , corporeity, femineity, heterogeneity, homogeneity • anxiety , contrariety, dubiety, impiety,...

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New Oxford American Dictionary (3 ed.)

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Oxford Dictionary of English (3 ed.)

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The Canadian Oxford Dictionary (2 ed.)

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2005
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The New Zealand Oxford Dictionary

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2005
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Australian Oxford Dictionary (2 ed.)

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2004
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The Oxford Dictionary of Phrase and Fable (2 ed.)

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..., the the canticle used in the Anglican service of matins beginning ‘O all ye works of the Lord, bless ye the Lord’. It is also called ‘The Song of the Three Holy Children’, the text being taken from that book of the...

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(Lat., ‘bless ye’).The song of praise beginning ‘O all ye works of the Lord, bless ye the Lord’. It forms part of the Song of the Three Children.
Song of the Three Children

Song of the Three Children  

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A short ‘Book’ of the Apocrypha. In the LXX and Vulgate (where it is inserted after Dan. 3: 23) the Song is part of the story of the three Hebrew exiles thrown into the furnace by Nebuchadnezzar. It ...
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(1873–1960), founder of Chevetogne. In 1906 he entered the Benedictine Abbey of Mont-César at Louvain. Here he wrote La Piété de l'Église (1914), which popularized the aims of the Liturgical ...
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Regularis Concordia  

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A code of monastic observance in England, approved by a Synod of Winchester some time between 970 and 973. According to Aelfric, it would appear that it was the work of St Ethelwold, though it was ...
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1 A Bible hymn (other than a psalm) as used in the liturgy of a Christian church. In the RC Church the Canticles drawn from the New Testament are called the Evangelical Canticles or Major Canticles, ...

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