(also Kyrie eleison /iˈlā-iˌsän, -sən/)
A short repeated invocation (in Greek or in translation) used in many Christian liturgies, especially at the beginning of the Eucharist or as a response in a litany.
More example sentences
- We then had the Collect for Purity, after which the choir sang a musical setting of a ninefold Kyrie.
- Traditionally, the Kyrie is a prayer in which individuals ask God for mercy.
- They also played an excerpt from his Mass in C minor, with its haunting Kyrie.
from Greek Kurie eleēson 'Lord, have mercy'.
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