Gloria Patri

[ glawr-ee-uh-pah-tree, glohr- ]
/ ˈglɔr i ə ˈpɑ tri, ˈgloʊr- /
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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.”
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Also called lesser doxology.

Origin of Gloria Patri

From Latin
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British Dictionary definitions for Gloria Patri

Gloria Patri
/ (ˈɡlɔːrɪə ˈpɑːtrɪ, ˈɡlɔːrɪˌɑː, ˈpæt-) /

the Lesser Doxology, beginning in Latin with these wordsSee doxology
a musical setting of this

Word Origin for Gloria Patri

literally: glory to the father
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