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One of the things on my bucket list was listening to Polynesian singing in church, and I wasn’t disappointed. The ladies all wear lacy white dresses with shady straw hats, and the men formal suits.
And the singing, in harmony, was angelic.
we stopped by the church to experience the morning prayer. we got in a bit early so we just sat there and watched the people gathering which was an experience by itself, all the women dressed in white dresses and wearing beautiful hats and all...More
Protestantism is much more common in Tahiti than Catholicism, unusually for a French-speaking location, thanks to the London Missionary Society in the late 18th century. Thuis is an atractive location in an unattractive town: peaceful and conducive to worship.
The church itself is usually closed except on sundays when it is open for services, we visited during the week to see it anyway because of the great significance of the church and others like it around the islands established by the Protestant missionaries who...More
At first we were in the wrong place, but if you ask around for the 'Pink Church' the locals will know which church you mean. Very pretty and smart looking from the outside but we were disappointed to find the church locked, and couldn't find...More
Very descriptive of the time that it was built and the lifestyle that governed the way of life at the time. Visiting the temple does allow for a more complete feeling of a holiday in a different place.
The stained glass windows and ornate woodwork were reason enough to visit this church. Not to mention the beautiful parishioners dressed in white with elegant hats and bright welcoming smiles. Truly a blessed place of celebration steeped in years of traditions.
We walked there Sunday morning from Hotel Tiare. Beautiful. We speak only English, service was either in Tahitian and/or French. Think Tahitian. Recognized some songs (sang beautifully acapella through audience). Even participated in the communion part. Beautiful park across road afterwards, then nice walk along...More