Gloria in Excelsis

A liturgical hymn based on the angels' song of Luke 2:14; in early and medieval times of the Church it formed part of the synaxis (readings and prayers), early in the Eucharist. In the Church of England it was transferred in the Second (1552) Book of Common Prayer to a place preceding the Blessing [[➝ blessing]] at the end. Modern rites have restored it to its ancient place.

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  • Gloria in excelsis — Deo …   Wikipedia Español

  • gloria in excelsis — /in ek , ik selˈsis, eks chelˈsis or eks kelˈsēs/ Glory (to God) on high • • • Main Entry: ↑gloria …   Useful english dictionary

  • Gloria in excelsis — Dieser Artikel beschreibt den religiösen Begriff des Gloria. Für weitere Bedeutungen siehe Gloria (Begriffsklärung). Das Wort Gloria ist (als gloria, „Ruhm“) ein häufiges Wort in der lateinischen Bibel und in den westkirchlichen – also römisch… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Gloria in Excelsis — Gloire à Dieu Chant grégorien Plain chant Neumes Modalité grégorienne Répertoi …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Gloria in Excelsis —    Meaning Glory in the Highest, the title of the final hymn in the Communion Office. It is called the Greater Doxology, and also, the Angelic Hymn as it is based on the song of the angels at Christ s Birth, which forms its opening words. The… …   American Church Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Gloria in Excelsis —  (лат. Слава в вышних) гимн, к рый ангелы пропели в ночь рождества Иисуса (Лк. 2:14). В римско католической мессе ангельское славословие является первым стихом Gloria in Excelsis …   Вестминстерский словарь теологических терминов

  • Gloria in Excelsis — Etymology: Late Latin, glory (be to God) on high Date: 14th century a Christian liturgical hymn having the verse form of the Psalms …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Gloria in Excelsis Deo — • The great doxology (hymnus angelicus) in the Mass is a version of a very old Greek form . It begins with the words sung by the angels at Christ s birth (Luke, ii, 14). To this verse others were added very early, forming a doxology Catholic… …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • Gloria in Excelsis Deo — (Latin for Glory to God in the highest ) is the title and beginning of a hymn known also as the Greater Doxology (as distinguished from the Minor Doxology or Gloria Patri) and the Angelic Hymn.Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church (Oxford… …   Wikipedia

  • Gloria in excelsis Deo — [in ek shel′sis dā′ō, glôr′ē in ek sel′sis dā′ō glō′rē ə in ek shəl′sis dā′ō, glō′rē ə in eksel′sis dā ō] [L] glory (be) to God on high: first words of the greater doxology …   English World dictionary

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