canticle canticle

Definition(s):

  • (n) a hymn derived from the Bible

Usage(s):

  1. A shorter canticle is substituted for the Te Deum, lengthy hymn of praise.
  2. But if Arcadia provides a cautionary fable for the historian, it is also a sort of trans-century canticle whose themes resound through the decades in transmuted, enriched forms.

News

  • Could Catholicism survive thousands of years down the road?

    That's why I've just read the classic 1960 novel by Walter M. Miller Jr., A Canticle for Leibowitz , which is marinated in Catholicism. The plot has me imagining what Catholicism might look like 600 or 1,100 or 2,000 years from now.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: National Catholic Reporter

Quotes

  1. St. Francis of Assisi wrote "Canticle of the Creatures," an ode to God's living things, saying "All praise to you, Oh Lord, for all these brother and sister creatures."
    on Oct 8, 2006 By: St Francis of Assisi Source: Morning Sentinel

  2. "That kind of stuff really helps to get attention for the music," says Fuchs, whose most recent CD, "Canticle to the Sun," was released earlier this year. "But it's hard. It's hard because classical music is such a small market."
    on Jul 11, 2008 By: Kenneth Fuchs Source: Hartford Courant

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