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Luke, when the Angel Gabriel appeared to St. But overthrew Pharaoh and his host in the Red sea: The Second Canticle is taken from Psalm There are several wonderful meditations one can derive from this.

Dawood, edited by Alexander A-Malek. The Lord makes poor and makes rich; He brings low and lifts up. Our Lord Jesus Christ, being perfect, without the original sin of Adam, was the only One who could sacrifice Himself upon the wood of the Cross to redeem man from the bondage of sin, opening the gates of Paradise for us all. It is rich in Coptic hymnology and this hymn is able to bring the soul into the heights of heaven.

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For the Orthodox Church they are Canonical Books. Gregory puts the spirituality of this verse in picture. Christ touched him; and the sweetness of truth sounded.

Not only do we sing the same Psalm as the Jewish palmody did, but even the use of the cymbals are common between our praises and the praise of the children of Israel!

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Our lives, like the hymn, should be split up into three sections as well. Indeed, it has redeemed the whole of mankind. Thus we proclaim the goodness of God in the first four verses. Mary, knowing the Glory of God and His great power, knew this well in advance because she understood the prophecies that indicated what the Messiah would do.

His aim is to discourage us from the path of salvation and in doing so, cause us to return and desire the life of bondage of sin and slavery.


Timothy, calling for all of the youths to be examples to the believers 1 Timothy 4: Job was also a righteous man, who was tested by the devil, but he endured and proved his love towards God because he did not curse God, but remained faithful. She has become the dear mother of the Church, interceding to her Son at all times to help her children battle through the various trials and tribulations we may face.

The third aspect that we must meditate on when we sing this part of the Psalmody is how the Lord saved us from the devil and has thrown him into the sea. Mary and the prayer of Hannah.

Christ prepares us as we travel through this life.

Or how can you understand humility if you psalmldy not feel joy after the Lord has granted you His grace and forgiveness? In his rebuke of the Arian heresy, St.

If He made all these things good, of what sort is He who made them? Not only does this canticle bring to light the wonderful things the Lord did in Egypt, but King David professes His power over the kings bookk rulers of this world. What a beautiful promise God has blok to those who have cried to Him even when they were bound by sin! We discussed earlier how she humbled herself and went to serve her cousin Elizabeth, even though she was bearing the Savior of the world in her womb.

Before He humbled Himself, only the angels knew Him. As we mentioned earlier, because of the envy of the devil, and our persistence to detach ourselves from him, rebuking his ways, he will come with a whole army of devils to try to lure us away from the love of God. Here we see two intercessions. Those who have been rescued from the bondage of slavery are often pursued by the devil.

This coal is likened to the nature of our Cotic. The two natures of the Ark are the gold and the psalmdy the wood symbolizing the humanity, and the gold symbolizing the divinity. This beautiful up-tempo beat can be likened to our re-birth in Christ through the Holy Baptism or through its renewal in the sacrament of psallmody and confession. What a great contrast to our original state, in which we were once slaves to a wicked ruler, who treated us like animals, to now standing with the saints in the presence of the great King.


Psalmoody Jesus Prayer is also filled with the cry of help, asking God to even create within us new hearts. Praise is not designated to a specific gender, but the entire body of believers join together to declare the glory of the Lord. Love itself is new and eternal; therefore is it forever new, because it never grows old.

The believers then begin to rise from their evil ways and turn their eyes towards the Lord their God. Preparing ourselves for the Holy Liturgy and the receiving of Christ booi extremely important and should not be taken lightly. The work of praising attracts the service of the Angels because this is a function coptuc their existence. We are not only joined with the heavens in praising Him, but we become exactly like the heavenly beings.

Book of the Midnight Praises (Holy Psalmody)

The first part of this hymn calls for the praise of the heavens. Mary is clearly the pot where the manna was hidden. Each time he made a request the Lord told him that if He found that many people, He would psalmodu destroy the cities. In the book of Galatians we read.

Mary, the Theotokos asked the angel a question booj he proclaimed the good news. The more the strings are stretched, the more sharp they sound.