Pelas dores deste mundo (For the troubles and the sufferings of the world)

Pelas dores deste mundo (For the troubles and the sufferings of the world).  Rodolfo Gaede Neto* (1951—).  ‘Pelas dores deste mundo’ was composed in 1999. It is known as the ‘Brazilian Kyrie’ (Daw, 2016, p. 728). Neto composed the song in the context of a liturgy course taken during his graduate theological studies at the Escola Superior de Teologia, a Lutheran seminary in South Brazil. The class was discussing each portion of the liturgy and, when they focused on the kyrie, Neto realized that  when the Christian community gathers in worship, it does not close the doors behind itself, it does not pray for itself alone, and it does not revolve around itself. On the contrary, the...

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