Great explanation of where the doxology found at the end of the Lord’s prayer comes from:
This question came to me from a parishioner: “In the Lord’s Prayer, why do we say, ‘For thine is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever,’ if it is not in the Bible?”
I thought it was such a good question, I wanted to share my answer here for everyone’s benefit.
There are basically two issues at play. One is pretty simple and the other is a little more complicated.
First the simple one. Though our modern bibles tend to omit the phrase, “For thine is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever,” it has a very long history of being used in worship in the church. For example, the Didache is a Christian text written in the first century AD (around the year 90AD) shortly after the…
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