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Delegates and participants attend ecumenical service for 2024 FestPAC

The SimpliFi Arena at Stan Sheriff Center on Sunday hosted the 13th Festival of Pacific Arts & Culture’s ecumenical service, embodied by “Ekaleisa,” the Marshallese word for “church,” which in Pacific Island cultures refers to a place of Christian worship.

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Members of the Hawaii chapter one of the Royal Order of Kamehameha I arrive during an ecumenical Sunday service for the delegates and participants of the 2024 Delegates and participants attend ecumenical service for 2024 FestPAC on Sunday, June 9, 2024, at Stan Sheriff Center in Honolulu.
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Representatives of the delegation from Norfolk Island speak during an ecumenical Sunday service for the delegates and participants of the 2024 Delegates and participants attend ecumenical service for 2024 FestPAC on Sunday, June 9, 2024, at Stan Sheriff Center in Honolulu.
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Wahine participate in the opening call to worship during an ecumenical Sunday service for the delegates and participants of the 2024 Delegates and participants attend ecumenical service for 2024 FestPAC on Sunday, June 9, 2024, at Stan Sheriff Center in Honolulu.
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Members of the delegation representing Fiji close their eyes in prayer during an ecumenical Sunday service for the delegates and participants of the 2024 Delegates and participants attend ecumenical service for 2024 FestPAC on Sunday, June 9, 2024, at Stan Sheriff Center in Honolulu.
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Wahine participate in the opening call to worship during an ecumenical Sunday service for the delegates and participants of the 2024 Delegates and participants attend ecumenical service for 2024 FestPAC on Sunday, June 9, 2024, at Stan Sheriff Center in Honolulu.
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Keiki from the delegation of the Federated States of Micronesia perform a chant during an ecumenical Sunday service for the delegates and participants of the 2024 Delegates and participants attend ecumenical service for 2024 FestPAC on Sunday, June 9, 2024, at Stan Sheriff Center in Honolulu.
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Keiki from the delegation of the Federated States of Micronesia perform a chant during an ecumenical Sunday service for the delegates and participants of the 2024 Delegates and participants attend ecumenical service for 2024 FestPAC on Sunday, June 9, 2024, at Stan Sheriff Center in Honolulu.
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Reverend Elder Falelua Lafitaga speaks during an ecumenical Sunday service for the delegates and participants of the 2024 Delegates and participants attend ecumenical service for 2024 FestPAC on Sunday, June 9, 2024, at Stan Sheriff Center in Honolulu.
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2024 Festpac festival director Aaron J. Sala, bottom left, shakes hands with mmbers of the Hawaii chapter one of the Royal Order of Kamehameha I during an ecumenical Sunday service for the delegates and participants of the 2024 Delegates and participants attend ecumenical service for 2024 FestPAC on Sunday, June 9, 2024, at Stan Sheriff Center in Honolulu.
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Festpac 2024 festival director Aaron J. Sala, right, is greeted by Hawaii governor Josh Green during an ecumenical Sunday service for the delegates and participants of the 2024 Delegates and participants attend ecumenical service for 2024 FestPAC on Sunday, June 9, 2024, at Stan Sheriff Center in Honolulu.
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Festpac 2024 festival director Aaron J. Sala speaks during an ecumenical Sunday service for the delegates and participants of the 2024 Delegates and participants attend ecumenical service for 2024 FestPAC on Sunday, June 9, 2024, at Stan Sheriff Center in Honolulu.

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