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Major Tagivakatini Weds The Love Of His Life

Marriage is a union that, Major Ratu Isireli Mocelakolako Tagivakatini and Bulou Gavidi Salaseini Nanovo promise to keep till death do them apart. Reverend Saimoni Namosimalua, the lead Chaplin in
08 Jul 2017 10:50
Major Tagivakatini Weds The Love Of His Life
Newly weds Major Ratu Isireli Mocelakolako Tagivakatini and Bulou Gavidi Salaseini Nanovo receive a guard of honour on their wedding day on June 30, 2017. Photo: Taraivini Seru

Marriage is a union that, Major Ratu Isireli Mocelakolako Tagivakatini and Bulou Gavidi Salaseini Nanovo promise to keep till death do them apart.

Reverend Saimoni Namosimalua, the lead Chaplin in the Bau Methodist circuit, while officiating at the couple’s wedding, said: “Marriage is a promise that they make to share each other’s lives, to care for each other and be there in good times and bad – it is a commitment for life.”

The traditional chiefly wedding ceremony of the newly-wedded couple was held at the Ratu Cakobau Church, Bau Island.

Major Tagivakatini is an officer in the Republic of Fiji Military Forces and is from the chiefly island of Bau. Bulou Gavidi is from Tavuki, Kadavu.

Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama and his wife Mary were also at the wedding.

Major Tagivakatini is the PM’s personal staff officer (PSO).

The groom’s best man was Captain Isake Katonibau.

 

Couple’s wedding sermon

Reverend Namosimalua said to honour their commitment they should be guided by –:

The length of marriage life – He said this was a life time commitment till death. He reminded the couple that the Bible had spelt out that they should, at all times, love one another and be respectful to each other.

Be faithful in whatever they were engaged in and be happy. He said in this new era some applied for divorce within the marriage and the bible never mentioned this.

“The length of marriage life according to the bible is till death.”

The law of marriage – Marriage is an intimate and complementing union between a man and a woman in which the two become one physically, in the whole of life.

A man and a woman are married in God’s eyes when they have completed some kind of formal wedding ceremony involving covenantal vows.

Reverend Namosimalua thanked the Government for its Marriage Law as it clearly stipulated that it is a union between a man and a woman. In recent times he said some foreign countries are allowing same sex marriage.

The Bible says “Be fruitful and multiply, and fill the earth. From this the general intention of God is that people marry and have children.

Before you get married, he said it was helpful to understand the laws that would apply to his marriage.

After all, this could help you to avoid certain surprises or major disputes down the line and can ensure that you are going into marriage fully informed.

Reverend Namosimalua reminded the new couple that in some countries they have legalised same sex marriage and this was totally against marriage in the Bible where it said the husband and wife must produce children.

 

Couple’s message from the family

Ratu Kinijoji Toganivalu reminded the groom to honour his wedding vow. He also told the military officer that he had started a new journey and along this journey he must loyal and faithful to his wife.

Ratu Sela Nanovo reminded the bride to be a faithful wife.

He said her marriage to Major Tagivakatini was history to the people of Nacolase as she had renewed their family connection.

He said that she would be living with the new family and she should respect them.

After the wedding Major Tagivakatini and Bulou Gavidi walked under an honorary arch of swords and the bearers were all RFMF officers.

Bulou Gavidi said she was happy with the wedding and would honour her wedding vow.

She said she would now concentrate on her studies at the University of the South Pacific (USP) where she is a second year student.

Bulou Gavidi’s father Ratu Nailito Bulivakatini Nanovo said he was happy that his daughter had married Major Tagivakatini.

Her mother Adi Juliana Baleifulaga echoed the same sentiments.

Major Tagivakatini’s father, Ratu Jone Tagivakatini said he was happy that the wedding was finally over and hoped the new couple would live a happy life.

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