Question by  NarayanaMurthy (197)

What does "in excelsis deo" mean?

It was the title of an episode of "West Wing."


Answer by  lemonlime (23)

The Christmas song means "Glory to God in the highest," so this is is the same without the glory, it would seem.


Answer by  AndersL (71)

It means "to God in the highest." The title was almost certainly adapted from the hymn, "Gloria in Excelsis Deo" which means "Glory to God in the highest." It is a Latin phrase. The hymn is a common one in Christian churches, and it's very likely you've heard it in person or on TV.

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