27/3/11 – What Happens At Mass, Part VI: The Gloria

The introduction of the new translation of the Roman Missal is not just a chance to learn new words, but will hopefully be an opportunity to come to a deeper understanding of the Mass.

After the Penitential Act (of which the Confiteor is one possible form) or the Rite of Blessing and Sprinkling Holy Water, the Gloria is typically sung or spoken at Sunday Masses.  The obvious exceptions are the current season of Lent, and the season of Advent.

Like other Mass texts, the translation of the Gloria from the Latin text has been revised.  The new text of the Gloria, which we will explore further in coming weeks, is provided here for your reference:

Glory to God in the highest,
and on earth peace to people of good will.

We praise you,
we bless you,
we adore you,
we glorify you,
we give you thanks for your great glory,
Lord God, heavenly King,
O God, almighty Father.

Lord Jesus Christ, Only Begotten Son,
Lord God, Lamb of God, Son of the Father,
you take away the sins of the world,
have mercy on us;
you take away the sins of the world,
receive our prayer;
you are seated at the right hand of the Father,
have mercy on us.

For you alone are the Holy One,
you alone are the Lord,
you alone are the Most High,
Jesus Christ,
with the Holy Spirit,
in the glory of God the Father.

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