Benedicite, The

(Canticle of the Three Children) Canticle uttered by Sidrach, Misach, and Abdenago when they remained unharmed upon being cast into the fiery furnace by Nabuchodonosor for refusing to adore a golden statue he had set up (Daniel 3). It begins Benedicite, omnia opera Domini, Domino (O all ye works of the Lord, bless ye the Lord), and is included in the Roman Breviary for Lauds on Sundays throughout the year.

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