Meaning of Kyrie eleison
Pronunciation: (Rom. Cath. Ch.,Anglican Ch.kēr'ē-ā" e-lā'u-sôn", -son", -sunGk. Orth. Ch.kē'rē-e e-le'ē-sôn), [key]
- (italics) the brief petition “Lord, have mercy,” used in various offices of the Greek Orthodox Church and of the Roman Catholic Church.
- the brief response or petition in services in the Anglican Church, beginning with the words, “Lord, have mercy upon us.”
- Also calleda musical setting of either of these.