Gloria in excelsis deo

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Gloria in excelsis Deo,
et in terra pax hominibus
bonae voluntatis.

Does anyone out there know what this means?

Vivaldi produced the most wonderful piece of music commemorating this simple statement. Not that I am such a religious person, not really. Two years ago on my way driving down to Luxeuil-les-Bains in France, I must have listened to the piece about a hundred times, over and over and over again, six hours in a row. Truly inspirational music which made me feel good. Check out some more historical information about what "gloria in excelsis deo" actually means and/or comes from by clicking here. No, I am not a Bible-thumper, only a pursuer of knowledge wherever that may lead me.

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Well, I took two years of Latin in highschool, but that was a long time ago. I could translate most of it, though. :)

Glory to God in the highest
and peace on earth to men,
a wish of good

(or something to that effect)

Congratulations Brian, you are absolutely right! You win a fun-packed trip to heaven and back, all expenses paid.

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