Our Two Cultures

On a fifth Sunday our service is taken by clergy from the Waimate Taumarere Pastorate, the Maori strand of the Anglican church in NZ.

Much of the service is in Te Reo Maori but the NZ Prayer Book has an English translation on the opposite page, so all can follow it.

At other times Maori content is part of a special service including the Lord’s Prayer or a himene (hymn).

The Lord’s Prayer:

E to matou Matua i te rangi
Kia tapu tou Ingoa.
Kia tae mai tou rangatiratanga.
Kia meatia tau e pai ai
ki runga ki te whenua,
kia rite ano ki to te rangi. Homai ki a matou aianei
he taro ma matou mo tenei ra.
Murua o matou hara,
Me matou hoki e muru nei
i o te hunga e hara ana ki a matou
Aua hoki matou e kawea kia whakawaia;
Engari whakaorangia matou i te kino:
Nou hoki te rangatiratanga,
te kaha, me te kororia,
Ake ake ake. Amine

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