Matariki korero

Note: As I’ve no expertise in tikanga or te reo Maori, I’ve created and led Matariki and other services in what I’ve called “te kawa o te Pakeha”: a layperson’s attempt to honour and incorporate the language and values of tangata whenua, while trying to avoid misappropriation. I hope these korero will be helpful for others looking for ways to honour our Tiriti partnership in our wor(th)ship.

Prayers at Matariki

Prayer referencing Treaty, Wairua Tapu: We wait in the quiet of this whare karakia

Lights of the world – Matariki prayer

Response to korero (Word in texts): Whakautu for Matariki

Reflection: Matariki: a time to tell our stories

Reflection: Ngā mihi o te tau hou (Happy New Year)!

Action liturgy involving the community; this aspect can be edited out: Liturgy of Celebration at Matariki; rewritten as Prayers at Matariki (above): Aroha mai, aroha atu

Hymn for Aotearoa at Matariki

Koha of hand and heart – offering prayer

Every good gift – offering prayer

Dismantling racism/Treaty prayers of the people (edit for relevance)

Manawatanga (Blessing and dismissal)


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