Monday, April 25

Rarotonga Catholics celebrate Easter

Easter is the most important feast in the Catholic Church and commemorates the crucifixion (on Good Friday) and resurrection (on Easter Sunday) of Jesus.
Every Good Friday morning the Catholic community on Rarotonga remembers the final hours of Jesus with prayers and hymns at the Stations of the Cross.
Fourteen stations, each marked by a small white cross, were set out between the courthouse in Avarua and St Joseph’s Cathedral. At each cross the congregation of about 250 people stopped to sing and pray while a young male member of the community acted out the events from the trial to the crucifixion.
This most impressive re-enactment gives Catholics the opportunity to think about their religion and beliefs.