The Glory Be Prayer

Holy Trinity at the Nativity

The Glory Be prayer is a manifestation of glory of the Blessed Trinity, not adding to His glory, but an extension, a manifestation of His goodness and power for which the world was created. We add this prayer of glory to the rosary at the end of each decade.

It is a prayer to give honor to the Blessed Trinity and is an act of faith in the mystery of the Trinity and that God's glory will last forever, unchanged.

The Minor Gloria(doxologia minor), also referred to as the Doxology, (a short verse praising God) is found several times in the Mass, the Divine office and is used in other extra-liturgical services and prayers such as the Rosary and is differentiated from the Major Gloria(doxologia maior)which is also part of the Mass.

The Glory Be Prayer

Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Ghost,

as it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.


A Triune God

Believing in a Triune God is the differentiating factor in our Catholic Faith. The three Divine Persons in One God. We profess it in our Credo, the Gloria, the Glory Be and in many other forms of prayers in honor of the Blessed trinity. Just take a look at an old Raccolta. The first 64 prayers are to or in honor of the Blessed Trinity, then up through the 291st, they are all prayers invoking the Father, the Son or the Holy Ghost!

In the words of one of the many Creeds that profess a Triune God, the Athanasian Creed “the Father is God, the Son is God, and the Holy Spirit is God, and yet there are not three Gods but one God.”

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