The Eucharistic Prayers have undergone complete retranslation; we will only focus a few key parts that are the same in each prayer. This is the last of four columns, and it looks at the concluding doxology.The Eucharistic Prayer ends by recalling that God gives us all that is good through His Son. This is followed by the “minor doxology” (the Gloria being the “major doxology”). The priest (and him alone) then prays these words:
Through him, and with him, and in him, 2 Cor 1:20; Col 3:17; Heb 13:15The word “doxology” comes from the Greek doxa- (“glory, praise”) and logos (“word, speech”), meaning “words of praise.” This doxology is a synthesis of the numerous acclamations and hymns of praise scattered throughout the Bible, only a dozen of which are listed in the annotations above.
O God, almighty Father, Ps 115:1; Rom 11:36; Rev 11:17
in the unity of the Holy Spirit, Eph 2:18; 4:3
all honor and glory is yours, for ever and ever. 1 Tim 1:17; Jude 25; Rev 5:13
This prayer has been reworded somewhat to match the Latin: “and” is included in “through him, and with him, and in him”, and “almighty Father” has become “O God, almighty Father”, which has been moved earlier in the prayer. This prayer might be the most likely to repeatedly trip up the priest because the rhythm and wording of this certainly-memorized prayer have been changed.