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.
Glory Be to the Father, also called the Gloria Patri (Latin), is a doxology or a short verse praising
God. It was promoted as a defense against the Arian heresy in the 4th century, but became more
widely used throughout the Church in the 7th century. This doxology appears in the Liturgy of the
Hours and is often used in extraliturgical services such as the recitation of the Rosary.