Fiji Time: 11:22 AM on Thursday 24 August

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / News

Auspicious Sunday

Ana Madigibuli
Sunday, April 13, 2014

PALM Sunday is an auspicious event for Christians around the country as it highlights the role of children in the various churches.

Methodist Church in Fiji general secretary Reverend Tevita Nawadra said Palm Sunday, to the Methodist Church, was an important event because it focused on the majority of its membership, who are children and the youths.

"The Methodist Church has celebrated this for many years and we placed Palm Sunday to coincide with the day in which Jesus walked triumphantly into Jerusalem because it was on that day that the children shouted hosanna the loudest to the new King," Mr Nawadra said.

"The children were shouting hosanna because of what they had seen in Jesus, how he cared and loved children and how he even highlighted the statement that the children are the best examples of the Kingdom of God."

* Editorial comment: P6

church emphasised Palm Sunday because it believed the children were right in praising Jesus as a King because he showed great humility.

"The reason why children stand out from the rest during Palm Sunday is because of the honesty that they show especially when Jesus entered the city of Jerusalem," he said.

"Our societies have now become very different and for children to keep the values that Jesus had seen in them the value of humility, honesty and trustworthiness is a great task.

"As a church we hope that the children will enjoy this Palm Sunday and our message is to encourage the children to welcome Jesus into their lives during this special day," Mr Nawadra said.








Fiji Times Front Page Thumbnail

Kaila Front Page ThumbnailFiji Times & Kaila Frontpage PDF Downloads

Use the free Acrobat Reader to view.

Westpac
Code Inward TTs Outward TTs
CAD 0.62650.6075
JPY 55.011552.0115
GBP 0.38830.3803
EUR 0.42250.4105
NZD 0.69740.6644
AUD 0.63460.6096
USD 0.50080.4838

from

$0.00

Exchange Rate updated on 22nd, August, 2017

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. Mother of baby seeks answers after routine clinic visit
  2. Principal education officer posts review
  3. NFP tells unions to rise
  4. Labour: Nothing wrong with transferring principals
  5. State will assess teachers
  6. Church feeds hungry
  7. Chief challenges iTaukei to uphold ties
  8. Mill breaks down
  9. Sealed roads to benefit 2000
  10. Help single mothers, women's centre urges

Top Stories this Week

  1. A farmer becomes King Sunday (20 Aug)
  2. Rape claim Tuesday (22 Aug)
  3. Wedding inquiry Wednesday (23 Aug)
  4. Fatal Nadi accident Sunday (20 Aug)
  5. Thank you Fiji Monday (21 Aug)
  6. New rules for schools Friday (18 Aug)
  7. Queen of hearts Sunday (20 Aug)
  8. PC121 tragedy: Part 3 - The trauma lives on Sunday (20 Aug)
  9. $50k for dead fisherman's family Wednesday (23 Aug)
  10. People just like Vani Tuesday (22 Aug)