Kyr"i*e e*lei"son (?). [Gr. ky`rie 'elei^son .]
1. R. C. Ch.
Greek words, meaning "Lord, have mercy upon us," used in the Mass, the breviary offices, the litany of the saints, etc.
Addis & Arnold.
The name given to the response to the Commandments, in the service of the Church of England and of the Protestant Episcopal Church.
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