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Doxology vs. Benediction

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Doxologynoun

An expression of praise to God, especially a short hymn sung as part of a Christian worship service.

Benedictionnoun

A short invocation for help, blessing and guidance from God, said on behalf of another person or persons (sometimes at the end of a church worship service).

‘to pronounce / give / say the benediction; the nuptial benediction; a parting benediction’;

Doxologynoun

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.

‘David breaks forth into these triumphant praises and doxologies.’;

Benedictionnoun

In the Anglican church, the ceremony used to institute an abbot, analogous to the consecration of a bishop.

Doxologynoun

a hymn or verse in Christian liturgy glorifying God

Benedictionnoun

A Roman Catholic rite by which bells, banners, candles, etc., are blessed with holy water and formally dedicated to God.

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Doxology

A doxology (Ancient Greek: δοξολογία doxologia, from δόξα, doxa 'glory' and -λογία, -logia 'saying') is a short hymn of praises to God in various forms of Christian worship, often added to the end of canticles, psalms, and hymns. The tradition derives from a similar practice in the Jewish synagogue, where some version of the Kaddish serves to terminate each section of the service.

Benedictionnoun

Help, good fortune or reward from God or another supernatural source.

Benedictionnoun

The act of blessing.

Benedictionnoun

A blessing; an expression of blessing, prayer, or kind wishes in favor of any person or thing; a solemn or affectionate invocation of happiness.

‘So saying, he arose; whom Adam thusFollowed with benediction.’; ‘Homeward serenely she walked with God's benediction upon her.’;

Benedictionnoun

The form of instituting an abbot, answering to the consecration of a bishop.

Benedictionnoun

A solemn rite by which bells, banners, candles, etc., are blessed with holy water, and formally dedicated to God.

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Benedictionnoun

the act of praying for divine protection

Benedictionnoun

a ceremonial prayer invoking divine protection

Benediction

A benediction (Latin: bene, well + dicere, to speak) is a short invocation for divine help, blessing and guidance, usually at the end of worship service. It can also refer to a specific Christian religious service including the exposition of the eucharistic host in the monstrance and the blessing of the people with it.

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