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Benedictus

Benedictus

[ben-i-dik-tuhs]
Benedictus, hymn of Zachary, taken from Luke 1.68-79. It begins in Latin, "Benedictus Dominus Deus Israel" [blessed be the Lord God of Israel]. It is used at funerals and at lauds in the Roman Catholic Church and at morning prayer in the Church of England. Part of the Sanctus is also called Benedictus.
Arias Montanus, Benedictus, or Benito Arias Montano, 1527-98, Spanish Benedictine monk, editor of the Antwerp Polyglot Bible. He attended the Council of Trent (1562).
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