Kyrie Eleison (Greek for “Lord have mercy”) is a very old, even pre-Christian, expression used constantly in all Christian liturgies.
The prayer is simultaneously a petition and a prayer of thanksgiving; an acknowledgment of what God has done, what God is doing, and what God will continue to do.
The Kyrie can either be spoken or sung; can stand on its own, or be incorporated into other parts of the service such as prayers or the litany, and is a beautiful corporate way of us all both praising and petitioning God together. We intend to include a Kyrie somehow in each gathering, but also consider the gathering to be one large Kyrie in itself — focusing highly on music, and the theme of Kyrie running throughout all that we do.
Our mission statement is simple: Love God. Love People. Love Ourselves. Do some Good.
“Teacher, which is the great commandment in the Law?” And he said to him, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. This is the great and first commandment. And a second is like it: You shall love your neighbor as yourself. On these two commandments depend all the Law and the Prophets.”
‘For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink,I was a stranger and you welcomed me, I was naked and you clothed me,I was sick and you visited me,I was in prison and you came to me.’ Then the righteous will answer him, saying, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you drink? And when did we see you a stranger and welcome you, or naked and clothe you? And when did we see you sick or in prison and visit you?’ And the King will answer them, ‘Truly, I say to you, as you did it to one of the least of these my brothers,you did it to me.’
Who We Are:
Kyrie is an inclusive, interdenominational gathering that welcomes anyone from any walk of life, sex, race, culture or sexual orientation.
All are welcome.