Matariki – Māori New Year — New Zealand (Aotearoa)

Traditionally for the Maori, Matariki is a time to remember those who have died in the last year.  The Progressive Christianity Aotearoa website provides the outline of a service that may be used for Matariki, All Hallows Eve or All Saints Day. Matariki is the Māori name for the cluster of stars also known as […]

Read full text

Remembering the Saints and Souls — New Zealand

I wondered what would happen if instead of sitting in our church buildings worrying about people missing the significance of All Hallows eve, we left the church building and got engaged in adding significance to the halloween celebrations going outside. I suggested we might gather at a church yard, with a fire and remember the […]

Read full text