TCC Playlist: Kyrie by Emmylou Harris & John Paul White

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The Civil Wars and Emmylou Harris

Catholics pray an ancient prayer in Greek at every liturgy. It’s called the “Kyrie” or “Kyrie Eleison” and it means “Lord, have mercy.” This way of invoking God’s pity, pre-dates Christianity, and has its roots in JudaismAt every Mass we say or sing, Kyrie eleison (Lord, have mercy) Christe eleison (Christ, have mercy)Kyrie eleison (Lord, have mercy). With so much violence, war, and terror, in Paris and around the world, we can’t stop saying or singing these words. Listen to Emmylou Harris and John Paul White‘s take on this ancient song, watch a video & see photos after the jump:

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