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The Melanesian Brotherhood was formed in 1925 by Ini Kopuria, a policeman from Maravovo, Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands. He and the Bishop of Melanesia, the Right Reverend John Manwaring Steward, organised Ini's dream from a band of brothers, (known in the Mota language, Ira Reta Tasiu) to take the Gospel of Jesus Christ to the heathen areas of Melanesia. Jump to: navigation, search 1925 was a common year starting on Thursday (link will take you to calendar). ... For the band, see The Police. ... Guadalcanal, a 2,510 square mile (6,500 km²) island in the Pacific Ocean and a province of the Solomon Islands, is largely a jungle. ... Pujya Mota Pujya Mota (1898-1976) is an enlightened soul who happened to be born in Gujarat, India. ... For the genre of Christian-themed music, see gospel music. ... Wikipedia does not yet have an article with this exact name. ... Jump to: navigation, search Melanesia (from Greek black islands) is a region extending from the western side of East Pacific to the Arafura Sea, north and north-east of Australia. ...

The Brothers (or Tasiu, as they are more generally known in the islands) were responsible for the evangelising of large areas of Guadalcanal, Malaita, Temotu, and other areas in the Solomons, for Big Bay and other places in Vanuatu, and the Popondetta area of Papua New Guinea. Malaita Province is one of the largest provinces of the Solomon Islands. ... Temotu is the easternmost province of the Solomon Islands. ...

The Melanesian Brotherhood is a religious community of men in simple vows. After training for four years, a novice is admitted as a brother by the Bishop at one of the three regional headquarters in the three regions. The Mother House at Tabalia has the office of the Head Brother, who is the leader of the whole Brotherhood. Tabalia is the place given by Ini Kopuria on northwest Guadalcanal. Two regional Head Brothers work in the other regions of Papua New Guinea, based at Popondetta, and at Tumsisiro, on east Ambae, Vanuatu. A bishop is an ordained member of the Christian clergy who, in certain Christian churches, holds a position of authority. ... Tabalia (pronounced TAHM ba lia) The land given by Ini Kopuria to the the Ira Reta Tasiu on North Eastern Guadalcanal. ... Tumsisiro, a word in the language of east Ambae in Vanuatu. ... Jump to: navigation, search Aoba, also known as Ambae is an island in the South Pacific island nation of Vanuatu, located near 15 30 S and 167 30 E. Ambae has a population of less than 10,000, divided into 3-4 discernable language groups (North/East Ambae language centered...

Each of the three regional centres supervises the life and mission of the brothers in Sections (who are coterminate with the dioceses of the Church of Melanesia). The Sections are led by a Section Elder Brother. Under the Sections, are the Households, which are led an a Elder Brother, and under the Households are relatively small communities of 3 to 6 brothers in Working Households, who are led by a Brother-in-Charge.

Each Working Household, Household, Section, Region, and the entire Brotherhood has its own chaplain, responsible for the daily celebration of Mass and the spiritual lives of the Brothers in his care. He may or may not be a member of the Brotherhood.

The Brothers follow a sixfold cycle of daily office and Eucharist of Morning Prayer, Mass, Morning Office (Terce), Midday Office (Sext), Afternoon Office (None), Evening Prayer, and Last Office (Compline).Morning Prayer, Eucharist, and Evening Prayer are from the Melanesian English Prayer Book, the lesser hours are simple offices in the "cathedral office" tradition rather than monastic, and the devotion of the Angelus (or Regina Coeli) is prayed daily. Jump to: navigation, search This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ... Jump to: navigation, search The Angelus is a Roman Catholic devotion in memory of the Incarnation. ... In Catholicism, the Regina Coeli (Queen of Heaven) is one of the four seasonal antiphons of the Blessed Virgin Mary, specifically Eastertide, prescribed to be sung or recited in the Liturgy of the Hours after night prayer (compline or vespers), from Holy Saturday to the Saturday after Pentecost. ...

The Brothers follow the evangelical councils under the vows of poverty, celibacy and obedience. These are taken for a term of three years, which are renewable. The constitution of the brotherhood permits some brothers to take life vows, but most brothers serve from seven to twenty years and are released. The released brother go back into the world, usually finds a wife, and resumes life as a Christian layman in his village. Jump to: navigation, search A boy from an East Cipinang trash dump slum in Jakarta, Indonesia shows his find. ... Celibacy may refer either to being unmarried or to sexual abstinence. ... Obedience is the willingness to follow the will of others. ... Jump to: navigation, search As a noun, Christian is an appellation and moniker deriving from the appellation Christ, which many people associate exclusively with Jesus of Nazareth. ... In religious organizations , the laity comprises all lay persons, i. ...

Several brothers, however, and many more former brothers are ordained to the diaconate or the priesthood. Although called the Melanesian Brotherhood, there are many Brothers who are from Polynesian islands, and several Philipino and Europeans have joined the community. A priesthood is a body of priests, shamans, or oracles who are thought to have special religious authority or function. ... Polynesia (from Greek, poly = many and nesi = island) is a large grouping of over 1,000 islands in the central and southern Pacific Ocean. ... This article is about the continent. ...

The Melanesian Brotherhood experienced tragedy in 2003 when seven brothers went to the Weather Coast in Guadalcanal. The first brother went to see the terrorist Harold Keke, during the time of the ethnic tension (civil war) in the Solomon Islands. The brother was tortured for three days and then murdered. Six other brothers went to find his body and take it back to the Mother House at Tabalia. They were all tortured and killed. A new church called the Solomon Islands Episcopal Church is also being set up in the Solomons by some Islanders. These church is formed after a few locals decided that they should have their own church and administration . I will get back to tell more when I find more information. Jump to: navigation, search 2003(MMIII) is a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Harold Keke (born 1971??) is a Solomon Islands warlord. ... Jump to: navigation, search A civil war is a war in which the competing parties are segments of the same country or empire. ...

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Melanesian Brotherhood wins the 4th Pacific Human Rights Awards (515 words)
The Melanesian Brotherhood -- the largest religious community in the Anglican Communion -- was awarded the first prize in the regional category of the 4th Pacific Human Rights Awards, for its active role in peacemaking and reconciliation during the 1999 and 2000 ethnic conflict in the Solomon Islands.
In this regard, the Melanesian Brotherhood was recognized for its active involvement in peacemaking efforts that finally led to a ceasefire and the signing of the Townsville Peace Agreement in October 2000 between the two warring parties in the Solomon Islands.
The Melanesian Brotherhood is one of the four religious communities of the Church of the Province of Melanesia in the Solomon Islands in the South Pacific.
Melanesian Brotherhood going beyond Melanesia (799 words)
Independent understands that the Anglican Church in Jerusalem is requesting the presence of the Melanesian Brotherhood in the Holy Land.
The order of the Melanesian Brotherhood was born in 1925, founded by Ini-Kopuria, a Solomon Islander from Guadalcanal.
It is true the men of the Melanesian Brotherhood have come a long way carrying out their missionary work, and now they are going well beyond Melanesia.
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