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Gloria Patri

[glawr-ee-uh pah-tree, glohr-] /ˈglɔr i ə ˈpɑ tri, ˈgloʊr-/
the short hymn “Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Ghost. As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.”.
Also called lesser doxology.
Origin of Gloria Patri
From Latin Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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Examples from the Web for Gloria Patri
Historical Examples
  • Before giving it to her he made her recite the Gloria Patri three times.

    Fasting Girls William Alexander Hammond
  • They chanted the Gloria Patri with trembling voices; the archbishop knelt at the bedside, proffering the pyx.

    God Wills It! William Stearns Davis
  • The many voices lifted in the chant, "Gloria Patri," showed how grand the effect would be if all would join in the song.

  • (d) Gloria in excelsis is allowed as a substitute for Gloria Patri at the end of the Psalms at morning and evening prayer.

  • She intoned the Gloria Patri, and made the sign of the cross, and he instantly took flight and disappeared.

    Fasting Girls William Alexander Hammond
  • He breaks out, indeed, into a burst of devotional praise—Gloria Patri—as if for some special and never-to-be-forgotten mercy.

    Witch, Warlock, and Magician William Henry Davenport Adams
  • The duenna went out muttering a Gloria Patri, which was exactly finished by the time she got at the other side of the door.

    Gomez Arias Joaqun Telesforo de Trueba y Coso
  • Each psalm and hymn has the Gloria Patri suited to it marked at the beginning.

British Dictionary definitions for Gloria Patri

Gloria Patri

/ˈɡlɔːrɪə ˈpɑːtrɪ; ˈɡlɔːrɪˌɑː; ˈpæt-/
the Lesser Doxology, beginning in Latin with these words See doxology
a musical setting of this
Word Origin
literally: glory to the father
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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