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Old 29-06-2014, 11:47 AM   #555
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The Te Deum (also known as Ambrosian Hymn or A Song of the Church) is an early Christian hymn of praise. The title is taken from its opening Latin words, Te Deum laudamus, rendered as "Thee, O G, we praise"..The hymn remains in regular use in the Catholic Church in the Office of Readings found in the Liturgy of the Hours, and in thanksgiving to God for a special blessing such as the election of a pope, the consecration of a bishop, the canonization of a saint, a religious profession, the publication of a treaty of peace, a royal coronation, etc. It is sung either after Mass or the Divine Office or as a separate religious ceremony.. The hymn also remains in use in the Anglican Communion and some Lutheran Churches in similar settings..In the traditional Office, the Te Deum is sung at the end of Matins on all days when the Gloria is said at Mass; those days are all Sundays outside Advent, Septuagesima, Lent, and Passiontide; on all feasts (except the Triduum) and on all ferias during Eastertide. Before the 1962 reforms, neither the Gloria nor the Te Deum were said on the feast of the Holy Innocents, unless it fell on Sunday, as they were martyred before the death of Christ and therefore could not immediately attain the beatific vision.. A plenary indulgence is granted, under the usual conditions, to those who recite it in public on New Year's Eve..In the Liturgy of the Hours of Pope Paul VI, the Te Deum is sung at the end of the Office of Readings on all Sundays except those of Lent, on all solemnities, on the Easter and Christmas, and on all feasts.. octaves of It is also used together with the standard canticles in Morning Prayer as prescribed in the Anglican Book of Common Prayer, in Matins for Lutherans, and is retained by many other churches of the Reformed tradition..In the Book of Common Prayer, verse is written in half-lines, at which reading pauses, indicated by colons in the text..Authorship is traditionally ascribed to Saints Ambrose and Augustine, on the occasion of the latter's baptism by the former in AD 387. It has also been ascribed to Saint Hilary, but says "it is now accredited to Nicetas, bishop of Remesiana; (4th century)..."The petitions at the end of the hymn (beginning Salvum fac populum tuum) are a selection of verses from the book of Psalms, appended subsequently to the original hymn..Sir William Walton's Coronation Te Deum was written for the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II in 1953...

The 4 noble truths are..

1- The truth of dukkha (suffering, anxiety, unsatisfactoriness)
2-The truth of the origin of dukkha
3-The truth of the cessation of dukkha
4-The truth of the path leading to the cessation of dukkha

The Se7en Works of Mercy(Italian: Sette opere di Misericordia), also known as The Seven Acts of Mercy, is an oil painting by Italian painter Caravaggio, circa 1607. The painting depicts the se7en corporal works of mercy in traditional Catholic belief, which are a set of compassionate acts concerning the material welfare of others..The painting was made for, and is still housed in, the church of Pio Monte della Misericordia in Naples. Originally it was meant to be se7en separate panels around the church; however, Caravaggio combined all se7en works of mercy in one composition which became the church's altarpiece...
Tibi Cherubim et Seraphim incessabili voce proclamant... if I set you free, what would you do with your freedom?..I would follow the one whose way I have prepared, like so many others who already follow him, but you will not set me free.."Hear, O Israel, thou shalt love the Lord thy G with all thy heart, with all thy soul and with all thy strength" ..This is the greatest commandment.. But there is another commandment, no less greater: you must love your neighbour as yourself.. And we go on sinning.. And very pleasant it is, too...

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