When the Kyrie Project began, I was after the answers to a couple of questions, but none more important to me than this: when we pray the Prayers of the People during Christian worship, and we pray “Lord, have mercy” or variants therein, what, exactly, are we praying for?

Each…


Many thanks to John Deuel for tonight’s Collect. John’s Lenten spiritual practice has been writing a daily collect. You can find them at https://cheztudor.blogspot.com/

God, you give us one another, and your Word never leaves us. We have learned in scripture that to heal ourselves and our world, we must look at our ailments directly and honestly. When the violence of the world clouds our vision, when the pain of life draws us into lamentation, when the evil of oppression infects our souls, give us the courage to look directly at the evil, the pain, and the violence. Guide us as we take action to bring peace, healing and relief. When we feel lost, remind us, through the witness of the cross, that you are ever here with us. Amen.


We enter into our holiest days remember that mercy comes from love — love for one another because God loves us.

This is a gorgeous composition of the antiphon used during the foot washing ritual on Maundy Thursday.

Ubi caritas et amor, Deus ibi est.
Congregavit nos in unum Christi…


We welcome Rev. Megan Brown Sutker back to the Kyrie Project for Spy Wednesday! Megan is Director and Pastor of Labyrinth Ministries, an interfaith ministry of accompaniment. She has served churches, been a hospital and hospice chaplain, and has led retreats for women, ecumenical, and interfaith groups. Her passion is…


Many thanks to Ankos Films (featuring resident cinephile Jason Chesnut) for today’s reflection.


In many of the Roman Catholic churches with which I am acquainted, Holy Monday is a day set aside for communal penance services, where the community comes together for the Sacrament of Reconciliation. It can be a good way to take the next step into Holy Week.** …


I love Holy Week.

Photo by Vladimir Proskurovskiy on Unsplash

Back in 2009, when I had left the church I served as a lay minister for 6 years because of a leadership conflict (yes, that’s the kind and gentle way to put it), I had no place to go to church on Palm Sunday. No place…


Our contributor today Rev. Tuhina Verma Rasche has a complicated relationship with Jesus. She lives a hyphenated life as a second-generation Indian-American woman raised in a devout Hindu household and often finds herself in liminal spaces. She is ordained in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) and is called…


Today we welcome contributor Lisa Brown. Lisa is a Pittsburgh native and is at her most authentic self in the woods of Western Pennsylvania. A life-long Episcopalian, her passion for faith, travel, writing, and all things digital finally makes cohesive vocational sense. With her husband, she raised a son and…


Our contributor today is Tara Ulrich. Tara blogs at Praying on the Prairie. She is a minister of Word and Service; a deacon of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) serving in western North Dakota as the Director of Home and Congregational Life. …

Kyrie Project 2018

a collaborative, ecumenical and interfaith project exploring the idea of mercy across contexts and experiences.

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