Paying final respects
By Anesta Henry
Hundreds of people are, at this moment, paying their final respects to patriarch of the Spiritual Baptist community Archbishop Granville Williams.
The energy-filled service is underway at the Ealing Grove, Christ Church, Sons of God Apostolic Spiritual Baptist Cathedral where a combination of traditional hymns are being sung, while members of the community dance, and blow a trumpet and conch shell.
Some of the prominent officials attending the lengthly service are Roman Catholic leader Monsignor Vincent Blackett, Pan-Africanist David Denny, parliamentarian James Paul, and former government ministers Reginald Farley and Clyde Mascoll.
In his tribute, Monsignor Blackett said the archbishop’s theology was a part of the old oral tradition rooted in African history.
He urged the Spiritual Baptist community to continue the legacy of their “great leader”, whom he said made a significant contribution to Barbados and was now resting in heaven.
The service continues.