As mentioned in the Webster 1913
entry for the Gloria
(a term more usually employed for the Gloria in Excelsis
), the Gloria Patri is a short prayer, often used as a doxology
following a psalm
From the Book of Common Prayer
, 'Of Ceremonies':
And at the end of every Psalm, and of every such part of the 119th Psalm, shall be repeated this Hymn,
Glory be to the Father, and to the Son : and to the Holy Ghost;
As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be : world without end. Amen.
From Breviarum Romanum
, following the long-standing Roman Catholic
pattern, the following is the form which gives the prayer its name:
Glória Patri, et Fílio, * et Spirítui Sancto.
Sicut erat in princípio, et nunc, et semper, * et in sǽcula sæculórum. Amen.
NB: That's an a-e diphthong
with an acute accent