Inmates celebrate Christ’s victory

Inmates receiving Holy Communion during the event.
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As part of the Christian tradition, Rove Central Correctional Centre inmates joined the global family to commemorate the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ last Sunday.

The event was held at St. Paul’s Chapel at the Correctional Centre.

“While serving time behind bars, inmates brothers and sisters were given the opportunity to leave their cells for a short period of time for the service,” a statement from Correctional Service Solomon Islands (CSSI) said.

“The tradition depicts the Lord’s death, burial and resurrection from the tomb,” the statement added.

“Inmates gathered for prayers, worship, sharing the Lord’s supper and singing of hymns to express their love and faith in Jesus, the Saviour of the world.

“There’s not a lot they can do in the Correctional Centres.

Inmates escort Commissioner Gabriel Manelusi and his delegation to St Paul Chapel at Rove Central Correctional Centre, Honiara.

“Just because of their crime committed, sin and attitude problem, it doesn’t mean they are exempted from the celebration to mark Christ’s victory and hope for humanity.

“Wherever we are, Christ paid the penalty for our sin on the cross.”

During the service, inmates were encouraged to reflect and embrace the death and resurrection of our one and only Saviour Jesus Christ.

“Regardless of our status, we all are experiencing a lot of challenges and difficulties in life.

“Therefore, let the Easter message of triumph and victory, give us hope, renewal and newness in life.”

Inmates celebrate the victorious succession of Jesus Christ from death.

The statement said protocol wise and in cultural tradition, 10 selected inmates in red ordinary cloths escorted the CSSI Commissioner Gabriel Manelusi and RCCC Commandant and management to St. Paul’s Chapel for the service.

Supervising Commandant RCCC, Lawrence Meke acknowledged the Commissioner for accepting his invitation to participate and witness the celebration of the Lord’s resurrection with the inmates.