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Church of the Province of Melanesia
More people heads for Easter Worship and Programmes
April 9, 2009

[Melanesian Messenger - Melanesia] More and more people are expected to flock the Churches this weekend for worship and other Church activities marking one of the most important events in the Anglican liturgical Calendar.

Bishops and priests of the Dioceses and Parishes in the Anglican Church of Melanesia are also organizing and preparing themselves to lead these weekends’ Church programmes.

In Honiara, clergy of the Diocese of Central Melanesia took to the sanctuary at the St. Barnabas Provincial Cathedral this morning to renew their priestly vows and also blessing of the Holy Oil.

All parishes, like the rest of the Anglican Communion will be observing the Anglican tradition of worship starting tonight with a Night Watch leading them to Good Friday and Easter.

Some parishes in Honiara will be dramatizing the 'Passion Story' during their worship Programmes tomorrow and on Easter Sunday.

Rectors of the parishes in Honiara when contacted on their Easter programmes said they are expecting their churches to overflowing capacity in the next few days. This is evident during the Lenten Season and the Holy week in which no pews were spared during the worship services.

They also shared a common message for this Easter by encouraging Christians to live as if we had truly been raised with Christ – clothed with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience and showing all these things through our daily actions and deeds.

Churches in other Dioceses in Solomon Islands Vanuatu and New Caledonia are also expecting a good turn out in their Churches this weekend for this special and holy occasion.