Posts Tagged ‘Tongan Wesleyan Church’

Tonga: Coronation ceremonies begin

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

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

Dispute over the assets of a Tongan Methodist church in Utah

Friday, July 26th, 2013

A legal battle is taking place in Utah, USA, as a result of a split in the Tongan Wesleyan Church there. The split in the church took place after Filimone Havili Mone, the former pastor of the Tongan United Methodist Church, was charged with failing to report child abuse. The Rocky Mountain Conference removed Mone Read more