The seal of the Ringatū Church

The seal of the Ringatū Church

This is the seal of the Ringatū Church founded by Te Kooti. Devised by the secretary of the church, Robert Biddle, in 1926, it shows upraised hands (ringa tū). Around the centre is written, ‘Te Ture a te Atua me te Whakapono o Ihu’ (the law of God and the truth of Jesus). ‘Wharekauri 67’ refers to the beginning of the faith on Chatham Island (Wharekauri is the Māori name for the island) in 1867. ‘Wainui 26’ refers to land at Te Wainui, Ōhiwa Harbour, gifted to Ringatū Church trustees in 1926. The eagle is a reference to Deuteronomy 32:11–12 in the Bible:

‘As an eagle stirreth up her nest, fluttereth over her young, spreadeth abroad her wings, taketh them, beareth them on her wings: So the Lord alone did lead him, and there was no strange god with him’.

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Anonymous Jonn Naera

Posted: 19 Oct 2018

Could you please send me the email addresses for the ministers of the Ringatu church in my email listed with this site or on [email protected] please and also of Teina Rapana and any other head minister of the Ratana church please? Thank you
Jonn Naera