What is the difference between Doxology and Benediction?

The difference between doxology and benediction

is that "doxology" is an expression of praise to God, especially a short hymn sung as part of a Christian worship service and "benediction" is a short invocation for help, blessing and guidance from God, said on behalf of another person or persons.

doxology

benediction

Noun

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

Noun

  • 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).
  • In the Anglican church, the ceremony used to institute an abbot, analogous to the consecration of a bishop.
  • A Roman Catholic rite by which bells, banners, candles, etc., are blessed with holy water and formally dedicated to God.
  • Help, good fortune or reward from God or another supernatural source.

Antonyms

  • malediction

Related terms

  • benedictional
  • benedictionary
  • benedictive
  • benedictory

Examples

  • to pronounce / give / say the benediction; the nuptial benediction; a parting benediction
  • Synonym: blessing
  • O, look upon me, sir,
  • And hold your hands in benediction o’er me.
  • So saying, he [the angel] arose; whom Adam thus
  • Follow’d with benediction.
  • My pen dropt from my fingers;
  • Cohen kept on his own hat, and took no notice of the visitor, but stood still while the two children went up to him and clasped his knees: then he laid his hands on each in turn and uttered his Hebrew benediction; whereupon the wife, who had lately taken baby from the cradle, brought it up to her husband and held it under his outstretched hands, to be blessed in its sleep.
  • Long brahminical hairs sprouted out of his ears, and he drew further attention to himself by closing his eyes, neatly shaking away tears, putting a hand on Owad’s head and speaking a Hindi benediction.
  • What Consecration is to a Bishop, that Benediction is to an Abbot; but in a different way: For a Bishop is not properly such till Consecration; but an Abbot being elected and confirm’d, is properly such before Benediction.
  • [He] later liked to attend benediction in the chapel at Brideshead and see the ladies of the family with their necks arched in devotion under their black lace mantillas; […]
  • Synonyms: blessing, grace
  • […] they throng who should buy first, as if my trinkets had been hallowed and brought a benediction to the buyer:
  • Homeward serenely she walked with God’s benediction upon her.