“Kyrie”

25May05

That’s the word I was looking for last night at HC! For the life of me I couldn’t remember it! Anyway – we prayed it all the same:

+ Lord, Have Mercy +

+ Christ, Have Mercy +

+ Lord, Have Mercy +

Further Up and Further In – Tricking them into polyphony:

“The Kyrie is an ancient Greek prayer meaning “Lord Have Mercy”, and has been set to music countless times. The sense of the prayer is not ‘I know you don’t want to have mercy but please do so anyway’, like the kids trying to convince Dad to go spend the day, and his wallet, at the amusement park. Instead it means something like ‘You are merciful and long to show mercy; we are ready for it at last–be who you are.'”

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