March 1, 2015

The Glory Be

Glory be to the Father,
and to the Son,
and to the Holy Spirit.
As it was in the beginning,
is now,
and ever shall be,
world without end.
Amen.

The “Glory Be” is known as a doxology, or phrase used to end prayers or hymns - in this case it is used to express our worship to God. This doxology describes how God has revealed himself to us as three persons, yet one God: Father, Son (Jesus), and Holy Spirit. We give equal worship and praise to the three persons that make up the Holy Trinity.

In this prayer we also acknowledge that God is eternal: present in the beginning of time, present now, and always present for eternity. One of the last verses in the Bible, from the book of Revelation, supports this belief that God is “the Alpha and the Omega, the first and the last, the beginning and the end.” (Revelation 22:13)