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The Takipo: Vigil of His Late Majesty

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26 March 2012  The Royal Family Prayers began as His Majesty lies-in state at the Throne Room of the Royal Palace in Nuku'alofa.

At six o'clock in the evening, school children lit the streets of Nuku'alofa with traditional kerosne lid lamps as part of the vigil.

A twelve-hour vigil from six o'clock in the evening to six o'clock in the morning was conducted with prayer services from various congregation and church demonimations.

6:00 PM     Free Wesleyan Church
7:00 PM     Catholic Church
8;00 PM     Free Church of Tonga
9:00 PM     Anglican Church
10:00 PM   Church of Tonga
11:00 PM  Assemblies of God
12:00 AM  Constitutional Church of Tonga
1:00 AM    Ha'apai Group
2:00 AM    Tongan Community, New Zealand
3:00 AM    Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints
4:00 AM    Seventh Day Adventist Church
5:00 AM    Tokaikolo'ia Kalaisi Church
6:00 AM    Final Royal Family Prayer Service

The Royal Family Prayer Services were led by the Royal Chaplain and members of the Nuku'alofa Free Wesleyan Centenary Church.

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  • The Takipo - Vigil of His Late Majesty King George Tupou V

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Issued by the: Ministry of Information and Communications, Nuku'alofa, 2012.

Last Updated ( Monday, 16 July 2012 11:39 )  

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