The biggest Male religious order in the Church of Anglican the Melanesian Brotherhoods (MBH) celebrated the day of their founder on the 6th of June at Maravovo village West Guadalcanal.
As part of their call is to go out to the ends of the earth and spread the Good News of our Lord Jesus Christ; three brothers from the community of the Melanesian Brother Hood in Tabalia have responded to the invitation of the Iglesia Filipina Independiente (IFI) church in the Philipines in three year mission to serve as missionaries.
From the Anglican Church of Melanesia news website
The Diocese of Ysabel of the Anglican Church of Melanesia officially launched and inaugurated the Diploma in Theology Program at the Mano Wadrokal School of Theology and Ministry at Tasia, Isabel Province on Thursday last week. Celebrations to mark this official launching and inauguration was held at the Diocesan Headquarter at Jejevo.
The Solomon Islands Christian Association (SICA) had completed its 45TH Annual General Meeting (AGM) in Honiara last week.
New Archbishop of the Anglican Church of Melanesia will be known by next month when the Church Electoral Board sits to make the appointment.
The Church has yet to have its new spiritual leader following the retirement of Sir Ellison Pogo on December 9 last year. Sir Ellison served as archbishop for the last 14 years.
The March election will take place at Tetete Ni Kolivuti; headquarters of the Community of the Sisters of the Church on North Guadalcanal east of Honiara.
Five Anglican communities affected by the 2007 April tsunami in the Western province in Solomon Islands this week received latest consignment of supplies from the Anglican Church of Melanesia in Honiara.
A three-day consultation organised by Bishop Patteson Theological College in Honiara is to focus on key issues that challenge the Church of Melanesia's mission to effectively address violence against women and disabled persons.
The consultation, which has a theological emphasis, is to run from 29 to 31 August 2007. Local resource people drawn from church institutions and NGOs will share their experiences of working among abused women and disabled persons and will discuss ways in which to tackle the problems encountered.
The Revd Alfred Karibongi was elected the new Bishop of the Diocese of Hanuato'o on July 10 his election was announced by the Archbishop of the Church of Melanesia and the Council of Bishops who formalised the result during the recent Bishops meeting at TNK on north Guadalcanal where the election was held.
A former Vicar General of the Diocese of Central Melanesia, Fr. Karibongi is presently the Dean of St Barnabas Cathedral in Honiara.
The launch of the Selwyn College Chapel Appeal in Honiara last Saturday raised more than $52 000 within five hours.
Hundreds of former students of Pawa, Pamua, Najilagu, and Maravovo, as well as parents, supporters and friends turned out in huge numbers to return the favour once given to them by the College.
Easter reflection by The Rt Revd Dr. Terry Brown, Senior Bishop and Bishop of Malaita Diocese
One morning, walking down to Auki's Saturday morning market, we passed one of the town's well known street preachers, eloquently preaching on St. Paul's affirmation of the crucified and resurrected life in Jesus Christ: ‘I have been crucified with Christ - and so it is no longer I who live, but it is Christ who lives in me’ (Galatians 2:19-20).
It stuck me forcibly that this is a wonderful affirmation of the life of the faithful Christian – it is no longer I who lives, but Christ who lives in me -and a support, guide, comfort and challenge in all the complicated situations we face.
The Diocese of Banks and Torres in Vanuatu is now digitally bridged with the setting up of new communication facilities on four of its main islands.
Diocesan Bishop the Reverend Nathan Tome said the installation of four tele-radios was part of the physical development of the diocese under its 2006 Communication Project.
He said the project is an important one undertaken to ease one of the major problems facing the diocese whose islands are so scattered and weather conditions can be a challenge in getting to them.
The Home grown religious order for women in the Church of Melanesia, the Community of the Sisters Melanesia (CSM) on Sunday 4th June, 'Pentecost Sunday' commemorate 25-years after their formation.
The Silver Jubilee celebrations took place at the Community's Headquarter at Verana'aso, on West Guadalcanal where nearly a thousand Associates, relatives and Christians gathered to mark the occasion.
The 16th Diocesan Synod of the Diocese of Malaita has elected the Rev'd Alfred Hou as the Assistant Bishop of the Diocese.
The Diocesan Synod took place at Potaniu'u Village, Marou Parish from June 12th to 18th.
Rev'd Hou will be consecrated as Assistant Bishop of Malaita, at Fiu Cathedral, November 27th.
The Assistant Bishop of Malaita will be based at Afio in the Southern Region of the Diocese.
Rev'd Hou is a graduate of St. John's College, Auckland, New Zealand in 2004 and is currently serving as the Rector of Fiu Cathedral in Malaita.
Malaita Diocese is the most populated Diocese in the Province of Melanesia with about 40-thousand adherents.
Article from: Melanesian Messenger
The Archbishop of Melanesia, the Most Rev'd Sir Ellison Pogo, re-dedicated and blessed the Province's flagship in Honiara in the Solomon Islands on March 23, 2005. This is the address he delivered.
Speech by Archbishop Ellison Pogo during the Re-Dedication of the Church of Melanesia's Flagship, the MV Southern Cross.
We gather this morning to offer thanks to God for the ministry and mission, the staff and crew, of the Motor Vessel, the Southern Cross, the 9th.
Anglican youth groups from the parishes in Luganville gathered at the Sarakata parish ground to witness the official launching of this year's Youth Festival last Sunday.
Anglican Youth festival began in 2003 and this year is its third year of development. Coordinator for the Anglican youth, Mr Sam Toa told Daily Post, "For the past two years the festivities were held every month with one parish as a host.
"This year the youth council has decided to have it every two months with two parishes hosting the event," he said.
Article by Eslyn Kaltongga - Vanuatu Daily Post
The Council of Bishops has announced the dates for the election and consecration of the new Bishop of Hanuato'o Diocese.
The election will be held at the Community of the Sisters of the Church's place, Tete Ni Kolivuti on Guadalcanal, on 27 November, 2004. The meeting will be preceded by a days retreat at the same place for the Diocesan Electoral Board. The meeting will be followed by a Council of Bishop's meeting.
The Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr Rowan Williams, has described as 'an act of great courage' a plea for forgiveness made by a leading politician in the Solomon Islands, in the wake of serious ethnic violence.
The Church of Melanesia (COM) has given so much to the Anglican Communion, the visiting Archbishop of Canterbury and head of Anglican mission, the Most Reverend and Right Honourable Archbishop Rowan Williams says. "I come to say thank you to you. This province has given so much to the Anglican Communion," he told hundreds of Anglicans and invited guests in a liturgical welcome and Holy Communion service at the St Barnabas Cathedral in Honiara yesterday afternoon.