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                                                                  The Church and its worship
Gradual Incarnate
Intercession
Kyrie
A hymn or psalm sung before the reading of the Gospel at Holy Communion.
The word used to describe how God became a human being and lived on earth in the person of Jesus.
This is prayer which is offered on behalf of someone else. Christian worship has always included prayer of intercession: for the Church, for the world and for those in need.
This word is Greek for ‘Lord’
and is the first word of a prayer often said or sung towards the beginning of a Communion Service (Eucharist). The prayer is very simple: ‘Kyrie eleison, Christe eleison, Kyrie eleison’ ‘Lord, have mercy; Christ, have mercy; Lord, have mercy.’
When Jesus’ disciples asked him to teach them to pray, he gave them this pattern (see Matthew 6: 9–15.) All Christians pray this prayer, though churches sometimes use slightly different versions.
Lord’s Prayer
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