Definitions for kyrie eleisonˈkɪər iˌeɪ ɛˈleɪ əˌsɔn, -ˌsɒn, -sən

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

Kyr•i•e e•le•i•sonˈkɪər iˌeɪ ɛˈleɪ əˌsɔn, -ˌsɒn, -sən(n.)

  1. the brief petition or response beginning with the words “Lord, have mercy” used in various offices of the Greek Orthodox Church, Anglican Church, and Roman Catholic Church.

    Category: Religion

Origin of Kyrie eleison:

1300–50; ME kyrieleyson < ML, LL Kyrie eleīson < LGk Kýrie eléēson Lord, have mercy

Webster Dictionary

  1. Kyrie eleison

    greek words, meaning "Lord, have mercy upon us," used in the Mass, the breviary offices, the litany of the saints, etc

  2. Kyrie eleison

    the name given to the response to the Commandments, in the service of the Church of England and of the Protestant Episcopal Church

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Kyrie Eleison

    means "Lord have mercy upon us," and with Christe Eleison, "Christ have mercy upon us," occurs in all Greek liturgies, in the Roman Mass, and in the English Prayer Book, where it forms the "lesser litany."

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