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In its simplest form, this hymn was used from the beginning of Christianity in the simple prayer of Kyrie Eleison Lord have mercy.

First, if we notice the order in which the youths ask the creation to praise God, the order falls to the exact sequence as in the creation found in Genesis. What a beautiful and glorious ending for our journey on earth. Our Lord has restrained the devil by His death on the Cross, crushing the head of the serpent under His feet.

The book has been edited and was forwarded by H. Also as the presence of the Lord sanctified the tabernacle, so did the presence of our Lord sanctify our Mother, St. In return He sends us the food from heaven, the manna, which is the bread of life, or as we have been taught by our Lord, the Body of our Savior. Very little is known about the actual beginnings of the Psalmody, but historical accounts date the beginning of this prayer to be as early as AD.

Mary, but we are also taught the meaning of prayer by her as well. The third symbol of St.

The Lord commanded Moses saying. Augustine in his Exposition on Psalmofy speaks of this part of the hymn. But I think it better to understand that God is in a manner praised on the cymbal, when each is honored by his neighbour, not by himself, and then honoring one another, they give praise to God. We endure the slavery of sin, asking God to deliver us from the hand of the devil. We have now cootic made new with God and are saved from the poor life we once lived, the life of bondage and slavery to sin, that we often voluntarily chose to live.

It is then followed by Tenthenowhich is comprised of selected passages from the midnight prayers of the Agpeya.


In the second part of the Theotokia, St. Mary though we know that she had a great role in the mission of Christ, so great that she bore the title of the Mother of the Apostles.

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It shall be made of a talent of pure gold, with all these psalody. Not only do we thank the Father for accepting the true sacrifice of our Lord Jesus Christ, but we thank the Holy Spirit for sanctifying us and allowing us to understand the gift of this sacrifice, purifying us so that we may call God our own Father, becoming His heirs. The Church, through pzalmody wisdom and guidance of the Holy Spirit, placed this wonderful prayer of the youths which was sung while they stood in the furnaceright after Psalm Matthew we are brought to the answer behind this number.

We can also take the examples of the great fathers of the desert, such as St. We see His great love for her in the miracle of the wedding of Cana of Galilee in which St.

This loosening of chains can also be a reference to our joy and spiritual lift into heaven. This beautiful meditation can be thought of every time we sing the Psalmody. In the beginning we pray the prayer of need, then the song of deliverance, and the hymn of thanksgiving, followed by the prayer of endurance.

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Although we have sung the wonderful praise of the Fourth Canticle, and have given glory to our God, we also must not forget that we have not yet left this world. Not only does the Second Canticle bring rise to the prayer of Thanksgiving, but the mercy of the Lord is emphasized each time we sing this wonderful hymn. Humility also leads to perfect praise, thus not contradicting the Fourth Canticle, but building upon its meaning. Because of this truth we take our sacrifices of praise, give it to the saints and ask them to take those offerings and pray to God on our behalf as Job did for his friends.

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.


She was the dwelling place of the Incarnate Word of God.

One final symbol is made concerning the Ark. Because of their sin, and because we are the sons and daughters of Adam and Eve, we ask the creation to join us in prayer, that God may restore us to the original state in spalmody He created us, and place us once again into the New Garden of Eden, the Paradise of Joy. After we have fought the good fight psalmoody struggled through all the trials and tribulations with God standing amongst us the whole time as He did with the three bolkwe are given a beautiful reward by standing in the presence of our Lord Jesus Christ as He sits at the right hand of His Father.

The question of faith is often an issue in our lives.

The Holy Psalmody

This verse also shows the beauty of prayer. Out of His love, He hears the pleas that we may make. We thank the One Who freed us. This evidence of perfect humility then draws us to her loving service. These two parts are repeats of the first parts, the high, up-tempo beat we have previously talked about, and now instead of just the choir of angels praising because of our salvation, we join with them, in perfect unison, chanting for the Glory of God.

Bishop Hedra Bishop of Aswan. The hymn of humility, through the prayer of the Name of Jesus, not boook leads us to victory, but it is also the root of many other virtues, proving that all of the beatitudes are connected and not distinct. Mary in the Sunday Theotokia, is that she is the golden censor.

Pope Shenouda III mentions the beauty behind this when he says that this not only helps us meditate and hear the Words of God when we pray, but in reciting them over and over, we learn to memorize them so that we become enflamed and surrounded by the Holy Words of God.