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WORLD WITHOUT END

The terminal phrase of many prayers, equivalent to "eternal" or "everlasting." In the doxology of the Gloria Patria it means that God, who has always existed, is now being praised by a human being who hopes to continue praising God forever in heaven.

All items in this dictionary are from Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary, © Eternal Life. Used with permission.

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