“The Glory Be is what is known as a doxology (a short prayer which praises God). All glory at all times belongs to the Trinity (God the Father, God the Son, and Glod the Holy Spirit). Sometimes the Glory Be is referred to as a lesser doxology. The Gloria said during liturgy is referred to as the greater doxology.
Prayers of praise are found throughout Scripture. In many verses, glory is given to the Father forever and ever. An example of this can be found in Galatians 1:4-5.
Giving glory to God the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit became popular in the fourth century. The prayer we say today has been used since the seventh century and is prayed frequently in the Liturgy of the Hours and with a variety of other prayers.”
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