Kyrie Eleison, Sung By The Ukrainian Kyiv Chamber Choir
Shared by Kathy Otterson
"Kyrie eleison" ("Lord, have mercy") is a traditional part of the Catholic Mass - one of only two parts to remain in the original Greek. It has become a traditional part of our Lenten worship services, often as a response to prayer or psalm. Over the next six weeks at CPC, Sunday worship and Wednesday Vespers will feature a variety of settings of the Kyrie, ranging from simple monody chant (one voice, as in this recording) to multi-part arrangements.
This particular recording is by the Kviv Chamber Choir, conducted by Mykola Hobdytch, from their recording of Ukrainian Church Music of the XV-IXX Centuries. In this time of crisis in the Ukraine, let this be a moment of prayer as you listen.