Walk step by step through Bach’s St. John Passion, an intricate musical rendition of Christ’s arrest, trial, crucifixion and burial.
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The Christian church has now taken up Simeon’s song as her own, and rightly so. For, as with Simeon, we have also seen and rejoice in the salvation of our God.
The Christmas canticles — the Magnificat, Benedictus, Gloria in Excelsis and Nunc Dimittis — each point to Christ in a unique way, and remind us of the gift of His nativity all year long.
The December issue of The Lutheran Witness discusses how the Christmas canticles — the Magnificat, Benedictus, Gloria in Excelsis and Nunc Dimittis — point to Christ year-round.