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date: 25 November 2020

Magnificat. 

Source:
The Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church
Author(s):
F. L. CrossF. L. Cross, E. A. LivingstoneE. A. Livingstone

The song of praise (Lk. 1: 46–55) sung by the BVM when her cousin *Elizabeth had greeted her as the mother of the Lord. It is so named from the opening word of the Latin text, ‘Magnificat anima mea Dominum’ (‘My soul doth magnify the Lord’). From a very early date, probably since ... ...

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