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Monday 18 March 2024 | Written by Supplied | Published in Church Talk, Features


Jehovah’s Witnesses in Rarotonga are inviting the whole Cook Islands community to join them for the 2024 commemoration of Jesus Christ’s death at sundown on Sunday, March 24.

The Memorial of Jesus’ death is an annual event observed in harmony with Jesus’ command recorded at Luke 22:19, which states, “Keep doing this in remembrance of me.”

The commemoration is a one-hour event, which will feature a talk highlighting the significance of Christ’s death and what it means for all of mankind.

The more than 8.8 million Jehovah’s Witnesses around the world were joined by over 11 million non-Witnesses in 2023.

More than 500 attended the event in Rarotonga last year.

“Many who are not Jehovah’s Witnesses attended the Memorial to show their deep respect for the importance of the event,” said Jeff Tikitau, spokesperson for Jehovah’s Witnesses in the Cook Islands. “We have an ongoing campaign to reach as many people as we can to invite them to join us in remembering the death of Jesus Christ and to show gratitude for his sacrifice.”

Residents were also invited to attend a special public talk which was held yesterday at the local Kingdom Hall in Vaimaanga.

The special public talk was entitled “The Resurrection—Victory Over Death. It was a 30-minute, Bible-based public discourse, which focused on the scriptural hope of a resurrection of the dead in the near future.

Junior Louis said his family looked forward to the special talk and the Memorial every year.

“Both events are practical and instructional, but they also help us to pause and reflect on all the things we can be grateful for, things that we can consider blessings from God.”

To learn more about how Jehovah’s Witnesses observe the Lord’s Supper,  visit the Frequently Asked Questions page found on, the official website of Jehovah’s Witnesses. For more information about the Memorial and special talk and how to attend, please visit