Lexicon:Christe eleison ... kyrie eleison

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Citation: Christe eleison ... kyrie eleison
Language: Greek
References: Master and Commander, page 54
The Wine-Dark Sea, page 116
Meaning: Christ have mercy, Lord have mercy


From the Latin Mass.

Additional information

The phrase originates from the Greek Orthodox liturgy, and is the only Greek found in the Roman Catholic mass and other services of the Western churches.

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