Gloria in excelsis

Definitions

  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Gloria in excelsis the 'Greater Doxology'—'Glory be to God on high;' Gloria Patri, the 'Lesser Doxology'—'Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Ghost, as it was,' &c
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. gloria, glory.

Usage

In literature:

All nature singing a Gloria in Excelsis!
"Ishmael" by Mrs. E. D. E. N. Southworth
He'll bang out 'Adeste Fideles' and 'Gloria in Excelsis.
"The Pride of Palomar" by Peter B. Kyne
Celebrant Gloria in excelsis Deo.
"The St. Gregory Hymnal and Catholic Choir Book" by Various
But next, the dullest of these monks would hear the Gloria in Excelsis.
"The Posthumous Works of Thomas De Quincey, Vol. 1 (2 vols)" by Thomas De Quincey
Gloria in excelsis Deo, nomine quocunque!
"When Ghost Meets Ghost" by William Frend De Morgan
ON HEARING HER SING "GLORIA IN EXCELSIS," WITH THREE OTHER YOUNG LADIES, AT LACOCK ABBEY, OCTOBER 1831.
"The Poetical Works of William Lisle Bowles Vol. 2" by William Lisle Bowles
GLORIA IN EXCELSIS (L.), glory to God in the highest.
"Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary (part 4 of 4: S-Z and supplements)" by Various
At the "Gloria in Excelsis" all the bells in Rome peal forth, and are not rung again till after Good Friday.
"Letters of Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy from Italy and Switzerland" by Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy
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In poetry:

Dear dead Victoria
Rotted cosily;
In excelsis gloria,
And R. I. P.
"Victoria" by Dorothy Parker
I sang a song upon Christmas day
And the feet of many going one way,
The word the golden voice did say:
Gloria in Excelsis!
"Noel" by Katharine Tynan

In news:

Gloria in Excelsis .
And "Gloria in Excelsis Deo" ("Glory to God in the Highest"), BWV 191, an early version of the Gloria from Bach 's B minor Mass.
Works will include Gloria by John Rutter, Gloria In Excelsis.
Gloria in excelsis deo, et in terra pax hominibus ("Glory to God in the highest and on earth peace to all people"), Luke 2:14, was likely the first.
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