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i’ll stay with the fathers and sisters

lucian tapiedi (1921 – 1942)

anglican teacher/evangelist in papua new guinea
after japanese invasion during wwII, fled into the jungle with fellow priests and missionaries for protection
axed to death by hivijapa, a native orokaiva
hivijapa later converted to christianity, and took on the name lucian
built a church in embi and dedicated to the memory of lucian tapiedi

more info:
westminster abbey 20th century martyrs

church of england: 60th anniversary of the end of wwII


About david b. clark

a husband and father || a student of philosophy, theology, history, literature, music, art, computer science


2 thoughts on “i’ll stay with the fathers and sisters

  1. This is fascinating. Sad to say I’ve never heard of some of these folks. Thanks for the series.

    Posted by Rustin S | 28 March, 2007, 6:11 am
  2. i myself have never heard of half of these people. i happened to be reading about the west front of westminster abbey, and was fascinated that in the kingdom of god, lucian tapiedi now stands with martin luther king jr.

    Posted by david clark | 29 March, 2007, 3:02 am

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