Ephesians 3:21

Unto him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus throughout all ages, world without end. Amen.
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Irenaeus of Lyons

AD 202
Paul also, they affirm, very clearly and frequently names these Aeons, and even goes so far as to preserve their order, when he says, "To all the generations of the Aeons of the Aeon."


AD 420
This glory does not extend over the present time only, as if terminating in the age to come. Rather it extends throughout all generations and all ages. It is eternally ineffable. It abides, develops and increases. –.

John Chrysostom

AD 407
Well does he close the discourse with prayer and doxology; for right were it that He, who has bestowed upon us such vast gifts, should be glorified and blessed, so that this is even a proper part of our amazement at His mercies, to give glory for the things advanced to us at God's hands through Jesus Christ. The glory in the Church. Well might he say this, forasmuch as the Church alone can last on to eternity. It seems necessary to state what are meant by families. (πατριαί) Here on earth, indeed there are families that is races sprung from one parent stock; but in heaven how can this be, where none is born of another? Surely then, by families, he means either the assemblies and orders of heavenly beings; as also we find it written in Scripture, the family of Amattari: 1 Samuel 10:21. See Septuagint or else that it is from Him from whom earthly fathers have their name of father. However, he does not ask the whole of God, but demands of them also faith and love, and not simply ...

Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation - 2 Peter 1:20

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