Please read my notes below
We wait in the quiet of this whare kōwhanga – Prayers on Christmas Eve
Te Tumu Herenga Waka and the Fishers – Reflection for Oceans Sunday in the Season of Creation
Lights of the world – Matariki prayer
Koha of hand and heart – offering prayer
Manawatanga (Blessing and dismissal)
Every good gift – offering prayer
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’d welcome feedback on how well or poorly I’ve achieved this.
I hope these korero will be helpful for others looking for ways to honour our Tiriti partnership in our wor(th)ship.