Penitential Psalms

plural noun seven psalms (6, 32, 38, 51, 102, 130, 143) which express penitence.

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  • penitential psalms — plural noun Seven psalms (numbers 6, 32, 38, 51, 102, 130 and 143) suitable for singing by penitents • • • Main Entry: ↑penitent …   Useful english dictionary

  • Penitential Psalms — The Penitential Psalms or Psalms of Confession is a name designation dating from the sixth century A.D. (Cassiodorus s commentary, and possibly earlier) given to Psalms 6, 32, 38, 51, 102, 130, and 143 (6, 31, 37, 50, 101, 129, and 142 in the… …   Wikipedia

  • Penitential Psalms —    Being the 6th, 32d, 38th, 51st, 102d, 130th and 143d Psalms of David, all of which are read during the services on Ash Wednesday (which see). There are no prayers more fitted for penitent sinners than the Seven Penitential Psalms, if we enter… …   American Church Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Penitential psalms — Psalms 6, 32, 38, 51, 102, 130 and 143; they were recited after Lauds on Fridays in Lent …   Medieval glossary

  • PENITENTIAL PSALMS —    or PSALMS OF CONFESSION    is a name given from very early times to Psalms vi., xxxii., xxxviii., li., cii., cxxx., which are specially expressive of sorrow for sin. The name belonged originally to the fifty first Psalm, which was recited at… …   The Nuttall Encyclopaedia

  • penitential psalms —  Покаянные псалмы …   Вестминстерский словарь теологических терминов

  • Psalms — • The Psalter, or Book of Psalms, is the first book of the Writings , i.e. of the third section of the printed Hebrew Bible of today. Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Psalms     Psalms …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • Psalms — Psalm redirects here. For other uses, see Psalm (disambiguation). Hebrew Bible …   Wikipedia

  • penitential — adj. of or concerning penitence or penance. Phrases and idioms: penitential psalms seven psalms (6, 32, 38, 51, 102, 130, 143) expressing penitence. Derivatives: penitentially adv. Etymology: OF penitencial f. LL paenitentialis f. paenitentia… …   Useful english dictionary

  • penitential — [[t]pe̱nɪte̱nʃ(ə)l[/t]] ADJ GRADED: usu ADJ n Penitential means expressing deep sorrow and regret at having done something wrong. [FORMAL] They made their way from church to church, singing penitential psalms …   English dictionary

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