|Judith with the head of Holophernes,|
Cristofano Allori (1577–1621)
Matins moves this Sunday to the Book of Judith, hence the salutation in the Magnificat antiphon for I Vespers:
Adonai Domine, Deus magne et mirabilis, qui dedisti salutem in many feminae, exaudi preces servorum tuorum.
O Adonai, Lord God, great and wonderful, Who didst give salvation by the hand of a woman, hear the prayers of Thy servants.
|Mattias Gerung, 1500-1570|
Sunday's Benedictus and Magnificat antiphons refer to the Gospel, St Luke 7:11-16, the raising of the son of the widow of Naim.