“Happy are people who are hungry and thirsty for righteousness, because they will be fed until they are full.” Matthew 5:6
The conventon logo contains a poi pounder with taro leaf against a cross of water, which the Bishop says "is to remind us that to 'hunger and thirst after righteousness' includes both the call of justice to struggle for the physical needs of all people and to live personally in righteousness by living the promises of the Baptismal Covenant. We do all that by following Christ: 'taking up the cross and following Christ.' It reminds me that in Greek the word translated sometimes as 'justice' and sometimes as 'righteousness' is the same word (δικαιοσύνη). To 'hunger and thirst after righteousness' is about a change in the individual and the struggle for a just world."
Collect: Almighty God, you have knit together your elect in one communion and fellowship in the mystical body of your Son Christ our Lord: Give us grace so to follow your blessed saints in all virtuous and godly living, that we may come to those ineffable joys that you have prepared for those who truly love you; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who with you and the Holy Spirit lives and reigns, one God, in glory everlasting. Amen.