Progression of these stories

We can see a progression in these stories as we approach the last one. Each has a scripture,  key character(s) and a theme:

1.   Magnficat, Luke 1:39-56 – Mary – Praise and adoration  –  

2.   Benedictus, Luke 1:57-79 – Zechariah – Mercy and compassion  

3.   Gloria, Luke 2:1-20 – Shepherds  – Greatness of God

4.   Nunc Dimitis, Luke 2:25-35 – Simeon – Freedom 

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