This is Te Wiki o te Reo Māori (Māori Language Week) – an appropriate time to point to the amazing mahi (work) and angitu (success) of online karakia (worship) of Te Pīhopatanga o Aotearoa. Te Pīhopatanga o Aotearoa is home to Māori Anglicans across Aotearoa, and one of the three Tikanga (cultural streams) of the Anglican Church in Aotearoa, New Zealand and Polynesia.
During lockdown, online services increased to twice a day, morning and evening. Normally, there is karakia Mane, Wenerei, me te Paraire 7pm (Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at 7pm) me Te Ratapu (Sunday) 10am.
Daily Prayer can have a couple of thousand views/participants. Sundays can have twelve thousand views/participants. There can be a thousand comments at a service. This is an amazing mission and ministry online.
Several leaders lead a simple structure of waiata/himine (singing) – reading – address – prayers – waiata/himine, switching images smoothly.
Do join one or more of the services here.
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Ps. On Tuesday, I joined 1,133,756 people in using te reo Māori at noon.