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GLORIA PATRI

The lesser doxology, probably an early adaptation of the Jewish blessings addressed to God, as already found in the New Testament (Romans 16:27; Philippians 4:20; Revelation 5:23). Its present form was influenced by the Trinitarian formula of baptism (Matthew 28:19). The English Puritans forbade its use as unscriptural. The Latin text reads: "Gloria Patri, et Filio, et Spiritui Sancto. Sicut erat in principio, et nunc, et semper, et in saecula saeculorum," and in English: "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."

All items in this dictionary are from Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary, © Eternal Life. Used with permission.

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