March 21, 2018 – Psalm 95 & Benedictus


Yes, I woke up about 7:15, having failed to set my alarm, and am thankful for the extra sleep. Since I don’t know what subjects were discussed this morning, I will take the opportunity to call attention to the two passages we pray each Wednesday, the invitatory Psalm 95, and the Benedictus, the prayer of Zechariah. The translation used in the Liturgy of the Hours is a bit different from this New American Bible (Revised Edition) (NABRE). The footnotes from the Study Bible are included below also and are worthy of consideration.

Invitatory Psalms

There are four traditional Invitatory Psalms (24, 67, 95, and 100), and you can read them all here. Those who do the Morning Prayer daily  find all four Invitatory Psalms in use.

Benedictus

I am impressed with the Wikipedia articles on various faith subjects. Somebody is putting a lot of work into them. For example, here is the article on Benedictus, Song of Zachariah.

Included in the article are background, context, explanation of the text, and the text in Greek, Latin, and several English versions including the Douay-Rheims Bible.

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