The Closing Communion Doxology

Source: The Complete Library of Christian Worship, Robert E. Webber, General Editor

The concluding prayer of the Eucharist is a laudatory statement of praise. Following the primitive model of the Jewish meal prayer, the prayer gives glory to God for his provision; the people respond with the Amen. In this way the worship at the Table ends on a strong note of praise. Here are several examples:


Through him, glory to thee, and honor, to the Father and to the Son, with the Holy Spirit, in the holy church, now and forever. Amen.

(Hippolytus, The Apostolic...


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