Evangelical Canticles


Evangelical Canticles
   The name given to the canticles sung in the Church service which are taken from the Gospels, viz.: Benedictus, Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis.

American Church Dictionary and Cyclopedia. — New York, Thomas Whittaker. . 1901.

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