in saecula saeculorum

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in saecula saeculorum

For all time; forever and ever. From Latin, literally meaning "unto the ages of ages," used to express the concept of eternity in the Christian theology. The phrase comes from the Latin Vulgate and is a calque of the Koine Greek phrase e?? t??? a???a? t?? a????? (eis toús aiónas tón aiónon) that occurs in the original Greek text of the New Testament. A: "But we didn't say things like 'in saecula saeculorum,' even at Mass in Catholic school." B: "Yes, well, Vatican II allowed for the Mass to be said in English."
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