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 (with D)
δόξα, ης, ἡ glory
ὕψιστος, η, ον highest; the Most High
θεός, οῦ, ὁ God
καί and
ἐπί on (with G, D, A); on the account of (with D); against (with A)
γῆ, ῆς, ἡ earth, land
εἰρήνη, ης, ἡ peace, harmony
ἄνθρωπος, ου, ὁ man
εὐδοκία, ας, ἡ favor; good will