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Canticle of Zechariah (Luke 1:68-79)

Canticle of Zechariah

The Messiah and his Forerunner

 

Canticle of Zechariah - Luke 1:68-79Blessed be the Lord, the God of Israel;

he has come to his people and set them free.

He has raised up for us a mighty savior,

born of the house of his servant David.

 

Through his holy prophets he promised of old

that he would save us from our enemies,

from the hand of all who hate us.

 

He Promised to show mercy to our fathers

and to remember his holy covenant.

 

This was the oath he swore to out father Abraham:

to set us free from the hands of our enemies,

free to worship him without fear,

holy and righteous in his sight

all the days of our life.

 

You, my child, shall be called the prophet

of the Most High;

for you will go before the Lord to prepare his way,

to give his people knowledge of salvation

by the forgiveness of their sins.

 

In the tender compassion of our God

the dawn from on high shall break upon us,

to shine on those who dwell in darkness

and the shadow of death,

and to guide our feet into the way of peace.

 

Glory to the Father, and to the Son,

and to the Holy Spirit,

and it was in the beginning, is now,

and will be for ever. Amen.

 

 

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  "I Believe" - The Heart of Catholic Faith

by: Marcellino D'Ambrosio, Ph.D.

I Believe - The Heart of the Catholic Faith, The Nicence Creed, Catholic FaithHave you ever looked for a joyful, confident proclamation of your faith?

 

In this dynamic, four-part series on the Creed, Dr. D'Ambrosio will not only strengthen your faith, but will give you the tools to explain and defend it. 

 

"I Believe" follows the outline of the Nicene Creed, but don't be mistaken--it is far from a stodgy or academic presentation of tenets and beliefs!  Full of enlightening metaphors and colorful anecdotes, "I Believe" leads its audience not only to clearer understanding of the faith, but a deeper love relationship with God the Father, Son, and Spirit.  "I Believe," available in either audio or video format, is perfect either for teens or adults, for individual study, or use by RCIA/Adult Faith sharing groups. 

I Believe - DVD - $49.95     I Believe - Audio Tape - $19.95    

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