Posts Tagged ‘Coronation’

Call for less Christian emphasis in UK coronation ceremony Comments 0

Friday, December 11th, 2015

The coronation of the next monarch of the United Kingdom needs to reflect pluralist modern Britain, a new report states. The Commission on Religion and Belief in British Public Life has also called for the number of Church of England bishops in the House of Lords to be reduced. The report, titled “Living with Difference”, Read more

Tonga: Coronation ceremonies begin Comments 0

Tuesday, June 30th, 2015

On Saturday Tonga began 11 days of celebrations to mark the coronation of monarch King Tupou VI with an ancient kava ceremony and gifts of pigs and yams from the country’s chiefs. In the ceremony an ancient Tongan title called Tu’i Kanokupolu, that pre-dates the monarchy by centuries, passes to Tupou VI. The coronation will Read more

Foreign church minister needed for Tongan King’s coronation Comments 0

Friday, June 26th, 2015

Because it is taboo for Tongan subjects to touch their king’s head, a foreign church minister will perform the coronation of their majesties King Tupou VI and Queen Nanasipau’u. A retired Methodist minister, D’Arcy Wood, has been chosen to place the crown on the king’s head. Wood lives in Gisborne, a town about 55 kilometers Read more