Glory Be to the Father Prayer (Gloria Patri)

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The Glory Be to the Father prayer is a short and powerful expression of praise in the Christian tradition.

It’s like saying, “Hey God, you’re awesome!” In simple terms, when someone prays the Glory Be, they’re giving glory, or honor, to God the Father, the Son (Jesus), and the Holy Spirit.

It’s a way of acknowledging and appreciating the divine goodness and presence in our lives. People often recite this prayer as a way of starting or ending their prayers, emphasizing the fundamental belief in the Holy Trinity – the idea that God is one Being in three Persons.

So, it’s like a quick shout-out to the Holy Team in heaven, recognizing their greatness and love.

Glory be to the Father is a ‘minor doxology’ while the ‘greater doxology’ is the “Glory To God in the Highest” (Gloria in excelsis Deo). A doxology is a short hymn that is usually added to the end of hymns, psalms, and canticles that contains praises to God during Christian worship.

In the Roman Catholic Church Rite, Gloria Patri is normally chanted at the end of hymns, psalms, and canticles and in the responsories during the Liturgy of the Hours. It is also said at the end of each decade while praying the rosary.

Glory Be to the Father Prayer Roman Rite

Glory be to the Father,
and to the Son,
and to the Holy Spirit.
As it was in the beginning,
is now, and ever shall be,
world without end. Amen.

Gloria Patri (Latin)

Gloria Patri, et Filio, et Spiritui Sancto,
Sicut erat in principio, et nunc, et semper, et in saecula saeculorum. Amen.

Gloria Patri Greek Version

Glory Be to the Father Prayer
Gloria Patri

Glory to the Father,

and to the Son,

and to the Holy Spirit,

Both now and always,

and unto the ages of ages. Amen.

Syriac Version

Glory be to the Father

and to the Son

and to the Holy Spirit,

from everlasting and forever and ever. Amen.

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