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.
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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.The Nation Behind Prison Bars | George L. Herr
(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
the Lesser Doxology, beginning in Latin with these words: See doxology
a musical setting of this
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