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Divisions celebrate

Siteri Sauvakacolo
Tuesday, August 12, 2014

THE 56 divisions or wasewase of the Methodist Church in Fiji and Rotuma have been holding their local celebrations since May as part of the church golden jubilee celebrations.

Church general secretary Reverend Tevita Nawadra said the washing of the feet ritual was used as a form of reconciliation in many divisions because of the cathartic effect on both the person washing and the person having their feet washed.

"As a non-verbal form of communication, the washing and allowing someone to wash one's feet is a form of asking and receiving forgiveness and an opportunity to renew a right relationship," Mr Nawadra said.

"Other divisions have preferred a more culturally contextual form of reconciliation in the form of confession and the offering of tabua in the church, as took place in Nausori last Sunday."


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