A couple weeks ago I was asked to fill in as a homilist at Sunday Eucharist.  I was given about 48 hours notice, which is considered “advanced” notice in this culture.  It was an opportunity I was grateful for.  The chapel is called “The Chapel of the Melanesian Martyrs.”  In an upcoming post I will share a bit more about the martyrs to whom the chapel is dedicated.

Worship in the Anglican Church of Melanesia tends to be Anglo-Catholic in style, and features incense, vestments, and familiar hymns and creeds.  There are, however, many distinctive Melanesian features (you can probably see my bare feet!) that I continue to discover.