Canticle of Simeon


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Noun1.Canticle of Simeon - the prayer of Simeon (Luke 2:29-32)
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They make a perfect end for each of the "hours" they grace: the Benedictus in the morning at lauds; the Magnificat in the evening at vespers; the Nunc Dimittus or Canticle of Simeon as the last hour of prayer at night, or compline.
The Canticle of Simeon is a wise old man's expression of gratitude for having seen the coming of the Savior.
Before bed, pray the Nunc dimittis, the Canticle of Simeon (Luke 2:29-32).