from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun An expression of praise to God, especially a short hymn sung as part of a Christian worship service.
from The Century Dictionary.
- noun A hymn or psalm of praise to God; a form of words containing an ascription of praise to God; specifically, the Gloria in Excelsis or great doxology, the Gloria Patri or lesser doxology, or some metrical ascription to the Trinity, like that beginning “Praise God, from whom all blessings flow.”
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun In Christian worship: A hymn expressing praise and honor to God; a form of praise to God designed to be sung or chanted by the choir or the congregation.
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- noun An
expressionof praiseto God, especially a short hymnsung as part of a Christian worship service.
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- noun a hymn or verse in Christian liturgy glorifying God
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The word doxology comes from two Greek roots: doxa, which means “glory,” and logos, which refers to “words.”
Greek, "The blessing, the glory, the wisdom, the thanksgiving, the honor, the power, the might [the doxology is sevenfold, implying its totality and completeness], unto the ages of the ages."
A doxology is a short hymn of praise to God in various Christian worship services.
In a marginal annotation they started the hypothesis that the doxology is a liturgical interpolation.
In this regards yes, I think it is important to subject the doxology which is now assciated with his teachings, to the methods of deconstruction.
By a slight transposition, natural enough to untrained organs, "doxology" became "socdollager."
The shorter form, which is the one generally referred to under the name "doxology", is the Gloria Patri.
The doxology, which, according to a common tradition was added to the Office by Pope Saint Damasus I, (366 – 384), is everywhere omitted, as are the Invitatory, Hymns, Little Chapters, and indeed, all the elements which have been added to the Office over the course of the centuries to increase its beauty and solemnity.
The word Alleluja is removed from the entire liturgy on Septuagesima Sunday; on Passion Sunday, the doxology is removed from the Invitatory, the Responsories, and the Mass.
The songs may have archaic, cryptic names such as "Old Hundred," better known in many hymnbooks as the doxology; "Amazing Grace" appears in shape-note books as "New Britain."