Gloria Patri

[ glawr-ee-uh-pah-tree, glohr- ]

  1. 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.”

Origin of Gloria Patri

From Latin
  • Also called lesser doxology.

Words Nearby Gloria Patri Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use Gloria Patri in a sentence

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

    Fasting Girls | William Alexander Hammond
  • 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
  • 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.

British Dictionary definitions for Gloria Patri

Gloria Patri

/ (ˈɡlɔːrɪə ˈpɑːtrɪ, ˈɡlɔːrɪˌɑː, ˈpæt-) /

  1. the Lesser Doxology, beginning in Latin with these words: See doxology

  2. a musical setting of this

Origin of Gloria Patri

literally: glory to the father

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