PEOPLE around Ferasubua have gathered over the weekend to celebrate the patron saint Peter’s day at the All Saint church in Honiara.
St Peter church in Ferasubua is one of the local churches within the Ngongorefou parish in Diocese of Malaita.
In the Anglican Church of Melanesia’s lectionary, the event fails annually on the 29 June to remember the work of Apostle Peter.
Over the weekend people within Ngongorefou parish are getting together to commemorated the day with Holy Communion, feasting and entertainments.
Father Noel Orudiana was the chief celebrant of the holy Eucharist.
In his sermon, he highlighted the roles St Peter played in the establishment and development of the church.
St Peter is the role model, he faces many challenges in his life in following Christ, however he stands firm and completed his work said Fr. Orudiana
He said St Peter is a great character to be imitated because he is the rock that Christ builds his church on.
“Our challenge is we must learn to know, follow and love Christ like St Peter did said Fr. Orudiana.”
After the Holy Communion, feasting was held and concludes with great entertainments provided by the perishers.
Ngoliana dancing group stole the show. The group pulled the crowd from their seats on their feet with their style of dancing and their traditional costumes.
“This event was a remarkable for us Ferasubua people,” said the chairman of the organizing committee James Iroga.
He said in the past they hosted such event, but the gathering was not much as they have seen today (Sunday).
“I would like to thank the Ngongorefou perishers who are attending this event, also thanks the Ferasubua people for their cooperation, church clerics and the All Saints parish for allowing the complex for us to use,” said Iroga.
Monies raised will go towards the refurbishment of the St Peter chapel in Ferasubua said the chairman.
St Peter church in Ferasubua was builded in the 1980s and was consecrated in 2006.
By PETER IROGA