Gloria Patri

Gloria Pa·​tri | \ -ˈpä-(ˌ)trē How to pronounce Gloria Patri (audio) \

Definition of Gloria Patri

: a 2-verse doxology to the Trinity

First Known Use of Gloria Patri

13th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Gloria Patri

Late Latin, glory (be) to the Father

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“Gloria Patri.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Oct. 2021.

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