Song of Angels: Gloria in Excelsis (Luke 2:14)

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Gloria in Excelsis refers to a short hymn that is pronounced by angels when the birth of Christ and savior was announced to shepherds. The name "Gloria in Excelsis" is based on the first three words from the verse in the Latin translation: "Gloria in excelsis Deo et in terra pax hominibus bonae voluntatis (Glory be to God on high and in earth peace goodwill towards men)" (Luke 2:14).


Word Meaning
ἐν in, auf, an, bei (mit D)
δόξα, ης, ἡ Herrlichkeit, Ruhm
ὕψιστος, η, ον highest; the Most High
θεός, οῦ, ὁ Gott
καί und, auch
ἐπί über (mit G, D, A); aufgrund (mit D); zu, gegen (mit A)
γῆ, ῆς, ἡ Erde, Land
εἰρήνη, ης, ἡ Frieden, Eintracht; Ruhe, Heil
ἄνθρωπος, ου, ὁ Mensch
εὐδοκία, ας, ἡ favor; good will