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The Goria Patri is known as the lesser doxology to distinguish it from the greater doxology, the Gloria in excelsis Deo.
The first part is based on the form of baptism: ‘In the Name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Ghost,’ and dates from the first centuries. The second part: ‘As it was in the beginning,’ etc., is at least as old as the fifth century. It is said some fifty times a day by priests reciting the Divine Office. The word ‘Amen,’ like the next word ‘Alleluia,’ is Hebrew. ‘Amen’ means ‘truly so’ or ‘certainly’ (less exactly, ‘so be it’). At the end of a prayer it gives assent and emphasis to what has just been said. ‘Alleluia’ means ‘Praise ye Yah’ (the Lord). As it is an exclamation of joy it is omitted from Septuagesima until Easter, and in its place is recited: ‘Praise be to thee, O Lord, King of everlasting glory.’
from: “Matins explained”, http://littleoffice.blogspot.com/p/matins-explained.html