What does Kyrios mean?

Kyrios (kü’-rē-os) κύριος

Kyrios is a Greek word from the Bible that means:

  1. a title of honour expressive of respect and reverence, with which servants greet their master
  2. the title given to: God, the Messiah
  3. to whom a person or thing belongs, about which he has power of deciding; master, lord

(definition from Strongs Bible Concordance)

Thus, Kyrios Ministries means “the Lord’s Ministries”.

A great reminder of who is leading and controlling the steps of this ministry and those involved. This name for God is used over 700 times in the New Testament.

The Kyrios title for Jesus is central to the development of New Testament Christology, for the early Christians placed it at the center of their understanding and from that center attempted to understand the other issues related to the Christian mysteries.

The question of the deity of Christ in the New Testament is inherently related to the Kyrios title of Jesus used in the early Christian writings and its implications for the absolute lordship of Jesus.

In early Christian belief, the concept of Kyrios included the pre-existence of Christ, for they believed if Christ is one with God, he must have been united with God from the very beginning.