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  • After, the priest beginneth and saith three times: Kyrie eleison, that is to understand to the Father, and three times Christe eleison, to the Son, and three times Kyrie eleison to the Holy Ghost, calling upon the mercy of God to the end that holy church be accompanied with nine orders of angels reigning in the company of God, and this showeth the signification of these words before said.

    The Golden Legend, vol. 7

  • For when men say Kyrie eleison, that is: Lord, have thou mercy on us, and that is to understand the Father, the Son, and the Holy

    The Golden Legend, vol. 7

  • The two youthful choirs, splendidly prepared by their director Doreen Rao, did everything Rilling asked of them, including a couple of things I found manneristic, such as the arch subdivision of the second syllable of "eleison," making it into a series of detached sounds

    The Globe and Mail - Home RSS feed

  • At one point he had the chorus sing a passage three or four times to produce the right emphasis on the last syllable of "eleison," to convey pity.

    NYT > Home Page

  • Sing Kyrie eleison every week; it is part of the rite, an homage to the East and essential for our spiritual comportment

    Getting from Here to There

  • The irregular, Orff-like rhythms of the “Gloria” are especially attractive, and there are some intriguing elements to the setting: “Kyrie eleison” is quite consonant, “Christe eleison” more dissonant.

    On CD: Julian Wachner

  • Likewise Greeks, Armenians, and Syrians came singing in high pitch Kyrie eleison and saying: “Kalo Francia fundari Christo exsi.”

    De Re Militari: The Society for Medieval Military History » The Battle for Antioch in the First Crusade (1097-98) according to Peter Tudebode

  • Where the Church in the West was 30 years ago, the Catholic Church in Asia is -- Kyrie eleison.

    News from Catholic Korea

  • The six-voiced grandeur of sonority as Victoria builds his short Kyrie eleison is followed by the Christe with just the four upper voices in a passage so sad that it seems like ritualized weeping in music.

    Archive 2009-03-01

  • Here may be added any of the following prayers: Our Father, Hail Mary, Trisagion, Kyrie eleison, Gloria Patri, concluding with the prayer appropriate to the day of the novena.

    Archive 2009-05-01

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