Wondrous Words Wednesday

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I finished reading Recalling the Hope of Glory this week. Both of today’s words are from there. A very informative and uplifting book!

1. paean
(n) [PEE-uhn]

Definition—any song of praise, joy, or triumph

Use“What John, or perhaps the early church, has done is combine Daniel 7:13, Zechariah 12:10, and Matthew 24:30 in a paean of praise.” 

2. versicle
(n) [VUR-si-kuhl]

Definition—a short verse, usually from the Psalms, said or sung by the officiant, after which the congregation recites a response

Use“Then the scroll was brought forth to be opened by the one who reveals the whole plan of God (Rev 5:1-7), more prayers were offered with praise psalms interspersed (5:8-10), followed by the congregational response with appropriate versicles concerning the worthiness of Christ (5:12). 

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What new words have you learned this week?

4 comments:

bermudaonion said...

Both of those words are new to me! Thanks for participating!

Margot at Joyfully Retired said...

I like the definition of paean. I especially love paeans when they are sung acapella (sung with no instruments-can't get the spelling right). I know I've cone across paean before but I think I confused it with peon. Thanks for the new word.

Suko said...

You have lovely words this week, Lisa!

Mine may make you hungry: http://suko95.blogspot.com/2010/02/wondrous-words-wednesday-whats-for.html

Lisa said...

I love the sound of versicle - it sounds like a word a kid made up. That one would be fun to use.

My words are here.

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