Friday, August 14, 2015

Baptism of Kalanimōku

Baptism of Kalanimōku Three months after Kamehameha's death, Captain Louis de Freycinet aboard the French ship Uranie, arrived at Kailua. Kalanimōku was a grandson of Kekaulike, the king of Maui - Kalanimōku had been Kamehameha's prime minister and adviser on whom the king leaned most heavily. Kalanimōku said he had desired to be a Christian The ceremony of his baptism took place on board, with considerable pomp (August 14, 1819.) Chairs were offered to the Princesses; rather, flags from several countries were placed over the deck to sit on (there is no apparent symbolism to the flags used of their placement.)

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