Loving God, may thy Name be blest for the witness of Ini Kopuria, police officer and founder of the Melanesian Brotherhood, whose members saved many American pilots in a time of war, and who continue to minister courageously to the islanders of Melanesia. Open our eyes that we, with these Anglican brothers, may establish peace and hope in service to others, for the sake of Jesus Christ; who with thee and the Holy Spirit livest and reignest, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.
Today the church commemorates the Melanesian Brotherhood, an Anglican religious community of men in simple vows, formed to take the Gospel of Jesus Christ to the non-Christian areas of Melanesia by Ini Kopuria, from the Solomon Islands. pic.twitter.com/pbae21DB1s
— Tewkesbury Abbey (@TewkesAbbey) June 6, 2020