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Psalm 111[110] – Fear of The Lord

May 1, 2012 | Author: | Posted in Canticles and Psalms

GENERAL AUDIENCE Wednesday, 8 June 2005    Psalm 111[110] To fear the Lord Evening Prayer – Sunday of Week Three 1. Today we feel a strong wind. The wind in Sacred Scripture is a symbol of the Holy Spirit. We hope that the Holy Spirit will illumine us now in our meditation on Psalm 111[110] that …

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Canticle cf. Letter to the Philippians (2: 6-11) – He humbled himself

May 1, 2012 | Author: | Posted in Canticles and Psalms

GENERAL AUDIENCE Wednesday, 1st June 2005 Canticle cf. Letter to the Philippians (2: 6-11) He humbled himself Evening Prayer 1. In every Sunday celebration of Vespers the liturgy proposes anew the Christological hymn of the Letter to the Philippians (cf. 2: 6-11) which is short but laden with meaning. We are examining the first part …

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Psalm 116[115] – Prayer of thanksgiving to the Lord

May 1, 2012 | Author: | Posted in Canticles and Psalms

GENERAL AUDIENCE Wednesday, 25 May 2005 Psalm 116[115] Prayer of thanksgiving to the Lord Evening Prayer 1. Psalm 116[115], which we have just prayed, has always been in use in the Christian tradition, beginning with St Paul who, citing the introduction of the Greek translation of the Septuagint, wrote to the Christians of Corinth: “Since …

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Psalm 113[112] – Praise the name of the Lord!

May 1, 2012 | Author: | Posted in Canticles and Psalms

GENERAL AUDIENCE Wednesday, 18 May 2005 Psalm 113[112] “Praise the name of the Lord!’ Evening Prayer Dear Brothers and Sisters, Before entering into a brief interpretation of the Psalm just sung, I would like to remind you that today is the birthday of our beloved Pope John Paul II, who would have been 85 years …

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Canticle in the Book of Revelation (15: 3-4)

May 1, 2012 | Author: | Posted in Canticles and Psalms, Scripture

GENERAL AUDIENCE Wednesday, 11 May 2005 Canticle in the Book of Revelation (15: 3-4) “Just and true are your ways!’ Evening Prayer Dear Brothers and Sisters, 1. Brief and solemn, incisive and grandiose in tone:  this is the Canticle we have now heard and thus made our own, raising it to the “Lord God the Almighty” …

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Psalm 121[120]

May 1, 2012 | Author: | Posted in Canticles and Psalms

GENERAL AUDIENCE Wednesday, 4 May 2005 Psalm 121[120] Israel’s guard Dear Brothers and Sisters, 1. As I announced last Wednesday, in our Catecheses I have decided to continue the commentary on the Psalms and Canticles of Vespers, using the texts prepared by my beloved Predecessor, Pope John Paul II. Let us begin today with Psalm …

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