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Nuns Ready To Fulfil Roles

Two Fijian nuns were ordained at the new Greek Orthodox Church in Saweni, Lautoka on Sunday. Sister Melani and Sister Anasia had their ordination by the ruling Bishop of the
10 Feb 2015 10:40
Nuns Ready To Fulfil Roles
From left: Sister Anasia, Sister Gabrielle and Sister Melani at Saweni in Lautoka on Sunday. Photo: Waisea Nasokia

Two Fijian nuns were ordained at the new Greek Orthodox Church in Saweni, Lautoka on Sunday.

Sister Melani and Sister Anasia had their ordination by the ruling Bishop of the Greek Orthodox Metropolis of New Zealand under the Ecumenical Patriarchate His Eminence Metropolitan Amphilochios (Tsoukos).

Bishop Amphilochios also looks after Fiji, Samoa and Tonga.

Australian-born Sister Gabrielle, who has been part of the church set up in Fiji in the last seven years, said it was history in the making for the church.

“We are blessed that they have been with us and it is just they are ready this time and good it all came together,” Sister Gabrielle said.

Sister Melani, 44, who has been associated with the church since 2008 said she was blessed to be ordained.

“I am ready to fulfil my role in the mission as there will be a lot of challenges,” said Sister Melani.

“Under our care in the orphanage we already have five children and there could be more to come.”

Sister Anasia, 36, of Navatu, Bua in Vanua Levu shared the same sentiments and looks forward to the future.

The event also marked the consecration of the church in Saweni to the Holy Trinity Church and the opening of the St Tabithas Orphanage and Safe Home for Women.

Meanwhile there are three churches established in Sabeto, Labasa and Saweni.

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wo Fijian nuns were ordained at the new Greek Orthodox Church in Saweni, Lautoka on Sunday.

Sister Melani and Sister Anasia had their ordination by the ruling Bishop of the Greek Orthodox Metropolis of New Zealand under the Ecumenical Patriarchate His Eminence Metropolitan Amphilochios (Tsoukos).

Bishop Amphilochios also looks after Fiji, Samoa and Tonga.

Australian-born Sister Gabrielle, who has been part of the church set up in Fiji in the last seven years, said it was history in the making for the church.

“We are blessed that they have been with us and it is just they are ready this time and good it all came together,” Sister Gabrielle said.

Sister Melani, 44, who has been associated with the church since 2008 said she was blessed to be ordained.

“I am ready to fulfil my role in the mission as there will be a lot of challenges,” said Sister Melani.

“Under our care in the orphanage we already have five children and there could be more to come.”

Sister Anasia, 36, of Navatu, Bua in Vanua Levu shared the same sentiments and looks forward to the future.

The event also marked the consecration of the church in Saweni to the Holy Trinity Church and the opening of the St Tabithas Orphanage and Safe Home for Women.

Meanwhile there are three churches established in Sabeto, Labasa and Saweni.

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