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Buiyaw Thoethupoegay (The Coming of The Light prayer)


On 1 July annually, Torres Strait Islanders celebrate the anniversary of “The Coming of The Light” when the London Missionary Society and Melanesian leaders landed on Erub in 1871, introducing the Bible to the people who lived there. Hear Saibai Elder Aunty Dr Rose Elu share the Buiyaw Thoethupoegay (The Coming of The Light prayer) in Kalaw Kawaw Ya in this special video

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Thank you to Aunty Dr Rose Elu for sharing this special prayer with us and to Jonathan Sargeant from St Francis College for recording and editing the video. For ideas and resources for celebrating the Coming of The Light in your church on Friday 1 July (or on Sunday 3 July), please visit the Parishes and Other Mission Agencies Commission’s faithful + effective website.

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