Dominican catholic priest selected for BBC prayer activity on Commonwealth Day, March 7

Fr. Elton Letang

Parish Priest of St Ann, Dominica Fr. Elton Letang has been selected to participate in a BBC prayer activity which will form part of Commonwealth Observance Day on Sunday.

The event is normally marked with a service at Westminster Abbey. However, due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the service is unable to go ahead in its usual form.

Instead, a programme has been put together to celebrate the Commonwealth, featuring short films from around the world and some sections from Westminster Abbey also.

The celebration will include senior members of the Royal Family and will focus on a socially distanced recording of performances and other contributions.

A very special recording of the Lord’s Prayer with representatives from different Commonwealth nations will be created.

“I am very excited about it,” Fr. Letang said during an interview with Dominica News Online (DNO) on Friday. “It is good for the country, it’s good for my Parish as a whole and of course it’s good for the Redemptorists Order which I am a part of.”

He continued, “I had to do the ‘Our Father’ and it had to be done somewhere natural; they wanted to see the beauty of the country, the scenery.”

Fr. Letang’s recording of the prayer was shot at Cabrits by Secretly Dominican, a Dominica-based company that provides freelance photography and videography services.

The Commonwealth Day programme which will feature the Lord’s Prayer will air on Sunday 7th March at 5pm GMT on BBC One, and will also be shown on the BBC YouTube channel at the same time, at the link below:

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  1. Vatican
    March 10, 2021

    Who cares? I have not heard him once talking about what’s going on in Dominica. So many of his brothers and sisters haven’t got enough to eat on a daily basis nor do they have a solid roof over their heads. But at the same time the leader of the regime and his friends live in mansions and eat the finest food. Dominica is a country riddled with corruption, general lawlessness and unfair election. Why doesn’t the holy man use his influence and make the world aware of the unfair occurrences in his country. Is he perhaps a supporter?

  2. UKDominican
    March 8, 2021

    I saw Fr. Letang on BBC t.v. Last night. He appeared for for about 10 seconds to say a part of the prayer as did other religious members of the Commonwealth. His name was not mentioned but it said Dominica above his picture.We talk about diversity and that was on show in bucketloads and I particularly liked the choir from New Zealand. I never thought we had such a mix in the Commonwealth. It was good. Even Baroness Scotland put in a brief appearance, looking very butch with very short hair and heavy glasses but it is clear that she is not the head of the Commonwealth but the Queen.

  3. Ibo France
    March 7, 2021

    Fr. Elton Letting, firstly, you should pray for world peace. There is too much unnecessary suffering on this mundane sphere due to man’s inhumanity to man.

    If I were given the global stage to pray, as a Dominican, I would have prayed for inspiring and prudent leadership at the apex of government to bring much needed relief to a battered, subjugated people by a corrupt, overly dark regime that cares only about feathering their own nest.

    Pray for these things not only today but pray without ceasing until this dark and ominous cloud that hovers over Dominica presently disintegrates.

    My prayer on Commonwealth Day is this:
    Lord, I pray that You remove all obstacles and stumbling blocks in our path that are preventing our brothers and sisters from prospering and achieving our fullest potential.

  4. March 6, 2021

    Good for you, Mr. Man of God, just remember to stay humble and obedience to your call from God, and allow His Holy Spirit to counsel and guide you on your way.

    I hope that you are keeping in with the young men like you, at our home Village of Giraudel, for they need your friendship in as much as I believe you would like them get to know our God of Life in Love and Holiness.

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    • Afflicted
      March 8, 2021

      Sorry but why encorage him when you know their track record with ‘young men’?

  5. Gone are the days
    March 6, 2021

    Amazing! The europeans are so arrogant being the owners of their religion that they have these negro priests on automatic, so that we continue to forget the death and destruction they have so violently imposed upon Black People. They always find a negro to continue their dirty work. Go figure.

  6. Angel Watch
    March 5, 2021

    Congratulation Fr. Elton Letang. Continue to do the good work that our Heavenly Father have called you to do. Certainly we will be waching.

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