April 9, 2014

H: Hosanna

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 What does 'Hosanna' mean? I've often wondered about it. Especially when I remember the song:

"Sing Hosanna,
Sing Hosanna,
Sing Hosanna to the King of Kings!!"

[with each Sing Hosanna gliding to a higher pitch! :)]


So letter 'H' under A to Z Challenge gave me the perfect opportunity to know more about this! First things first- Google to the rescue!

Source: Screenshot from Google Search Results
Then I found out more!

'Hosanna' was shouted by crowds to welcome Jesus into Jerusalem and to deliver them from their sufferings. The Hebrew phrase “Hoshiah Na!" or "Save, now! We pray thee!" was used by people asking a king to help or save them. And Jesus Christ was indeed the King of Kings!!

Though in the 21st Century also we have Kings and Queens, yet they are very few. Certainly they are not regarded with the great grandeur of times past. They have mingled with the 'commoners' in a globalised world!

So, who can you sing 'Hosannas' to in the world of today?!

As this word has come to mean simply 'praises' in today's world, you can sing hosannas to literally anything/anyone you love. Movies, rock-stars, politicians, books, nations.....the list is endless!

Happy and humbled to know more about Hosanna!  

Hip Hip Hurray!  :D

Hosannas on my way for writing this?! All ready to give them a Hero's Welcome! :)

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23 comments:

  1. your have written it 'Hossana' way .. good to read .. came to know about new things

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  2. Oh ya I remember singing this in school assemblies ... :)

    Random Thoughts Naba

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  3. Great! good to know about this. :)

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  4. the first time i goggled what hosanna means when song of (Ek Deewana Tha) A r rehman was released .. never knew that this word is also in school prayer :D .. now i can relate it academically :)

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    1. hee hee! Then U didnt do the right googling b4! :P

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  5. How Hopeful & Heroic it sounds..Hosanna... :-D

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  6. I love the sond Hooooosannnnaaaa, I have heard it for a million times. Thanks for this share !

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    1. Thanks Ananya! :D My pleasure 2 share this on blog! :)

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  7. Yeah Hosannan to you and your writing!

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  8. HOSANNA.....I LOVE THIS WORD....

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    1. :D...ya I love it too...dats y d post! :)

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  9. Thanks to you, now I know the meaning :)
    Good one!

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    1. Forgot to add:
      Amrita, Many many Hosannas your way!
      Also Hip Hip Hurray!
      Happiness everyday!!!

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    2. Gee! Thanks so much Anita! Yes lets b Happy & sing hosannas! :D

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  10. hey I didnt know this! thanks for this interesting information

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