The Pīhopatanga o Aotearoa regular Sunday morning online services have ended on a high note with a sermon from the Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church USA, the Most Reverend Michael Curry, who shared his vision of a new world based on Jesus’ radical, life-changing way of love.
• Watch Bishop Michael Curry’s sermon on Facebook (Starts at 14.50min)
Pihopatanga karakia went global this week with Archbishop Don Tamihere welcoming Archbishop Mark MacDonald – the National Indigenous Anglican Archbishop of Canada – to the Pihopatanga weekly livestreamed Eucharist as a special guest preacher.
Archbishop Don Tamihere has received an award honouring the long-standing relationships and educational exchange between Te Pīhopatanga o Te Tairāwhiti and Loyola Marymount University – a highly-respected Catholic University in Los Angeles.
Bishop Ngarahu Katene has ordained eight deacons to serve in Māori pastorates and parishes across Te Pīhopatanga o Te Manawa o Te Wheke this week.
More than a thousand people thronged onto the grounds at Rathkeale College in Masterton this week to celebrate the ordination of Bishop Waitohiariki Quayle as Pīhopa o Te Upoko o Te Ika and the first Māori woman to be ordained bishop in this Church.
• Dr Jenny Te Paa Daniel's ordination sermon
• Watch the Atiawa Toa FM full video coverage of pōwhiri and ordination (with commentary and interviews in Te Reo Māori)
• Wairarapa Times Age story
•Anglican Communion News Service main feature story
Māori Anglicans from the bishopric of Upoko o Te Ika have gathered to focus on mission in the lead up to Bishop-elect Waitohiariki's ordination.
The Archbishops of the Anglican Church in Aotearoa, New Zealand and Polynesia have announced that Archdeacon Waitohiariki Quayle will become Bishop of Upoko o Te Ika, making her the first Māori woman in history to be elected bishop.
• RNZ: Waitohiariki Quayle is the world's first Māori woman bishop
• TVNZ: World's first Māori woman bishop elected
• Māori development minister Nanaia Mahuta congratulates Bishop-elect Wai
• Grassroots service earns bishop's mitre
Te Hui Amorangi o Te Upoko o Te Ika has announced they will hold an Electoral College to discern who will serve as their next Bishop.
In May this year, Colenso Eramiha and his cousin May Lloyd shot off to Crete. In a month's time, Colenso will be heading back there again. Here's a story about what he found last time – and what he hopes to find this trip.