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GOOD FRIDAY AT THE VAIALOFA VAIAKU CHURCH

A play produced by the Vaiaku Church Sunday School to portray
the Death of Christ on the cross at the Special Good Friday Service today

(Rev Dr. Kitiona Tausi)
Today is Friday and it is Good Friday not only to Tuvalu but to all Christian countries in the world. Good Friday is part of the Holy Week Celebration and Good Friday is always a Public Holiday in Tuvalu and this also applies to Easter Monday which is Monday, 02 April next week.
Tuvalu is a Christian country and the Ekalesia Kelisiano Tuvalu (EKT) is the only major Christian Denomination that claim a membership of about 90% of the 11,000 of the country’s total population.
Thus, all member churches of EKT in Tuvalu and overseas in Fiji, New Zealand, Hawaii, Australia, Nauru commemorate the Holy Week as well as the Good Friday.

The Vaiaku Choir singing in church

The Vaiaku Choir singing in church

The Prime Minister, Rt. Hon. Enele Sosene Sopoaga and Minister of Health, Hon Satini Manuella and wife were in attendance.

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EKT’s commissioned minister to the Vaiaku Church Congregation, Rev Tofiga Falani delivering the sermon of the day

After the main service, then came the administration of the Holy Communion and Rev Falani continued to preside over the Holy Communion. This morning’s Holy Communion was historical in the sense that there all female deacons who served the Holy Communion which included the wife of the Hon. Prime Minister, Mrs Salilo E. Sopoaga.

Rev Falani administering the Holy Communion and Mrs Sopoaga is in white dress

Rev Falani administering the Holy Communion and Mrs Sopoaga is in white dress