Definition of kairos in English:


Syllabification: kai·ros
Pronunciation: /ˈkīräs


[in singular] chiefly Theology
  • A propitious moment for decision or action.
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    • Or do other phenomena perhaps show that the kairos, the right moment, might have passed us by?
    • When, after many attempts, Niebuhr failed to help him understand, he finally just said, ‘It's a kairos, Paulus.’
    • As Christians we have an obligation to discern the signs of the time and respond candidly and boldly to this crisis with hope that God will turn it into a kairos for the church's mission in this century.


mid 20th century: Greek, literally 'opportunity'.

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