Quick Reference

A Christian liturgical hymn or formula beginning (in the Latin text) with Gloria ‘Glory’.

Gloria in excelsis the hymn beginning Gloria in excelsis Deo (‘Glory to God in the highest’), forming a set part of the Mass.

Gloria Patri the doxology beginning Gloria Patris (‘Glory be to the Father’), used after psalms and in formal prayer, such as the rosary.

Subjects: Music — Christianity.

Reference entries

See all related reference entries in Oxford Index »