Sunday, August 25, 2013

Amen

What does Amen mean? When we are in Church, the chanters and the people reply to the priest’s petitions with a number of phrases, including “Lord have mercy”, “To you o Lord”, “Grant this of Lord” and “Amen”. The latter is a Hebrew word. It has a number of meanings. Jesus Christ when beginning speaking He would say Amen Amen… in this case it means ‘verily’. On the other hand, when we say it at the end of a statement it means ‘let it be so’. Therefore we have the conclusion of the previous statement. It verifies that what has been said is the truth and it is a belief we all have. 


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