Fiji Time: 4:36 PM on Tuesday 21 November

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / News

Rededication of century-old bell

Luke Rawalai
Tuesday, August 26, 2014

CATHOLICS in Somosomo, Taveuni witnessed the rededication of the 100-year-old Muaniseva Church bell last Saturday.

Officiating at the event, Archbishop Peter Loy Chong said the toll of the bell in the past had stirred the former Tui Cakau Ratu Golea and his people to convert to Christianity and it would carry out the same task again but this time to bring change to the lives of the people in the village.

Archbishop Chong said the bell signified the calling of God in every individual's life.

He said this calling was similar to the calling that their chief Ratu Golea answered by receiving the first cross and Christianity 150 years ago.

Archbishop Chong prayed for peace and religious unity on the island.

He told church members who gathered to witness the historical occasion, that Ratu Golea's calling was more of a physical experience while theirs was more of a spiritual one.

Also present at the occasion was the Tui Cakau Ratu Naiqama Lalabalavu, his wife Emily Lalabalavu and representatives from the chiefly clan of Lalagavesi.

Muaniseva parishioner Volau Yavalanavanua said the benediction of the bell was a proud moment for church members.

The bell was christened Bernadette when it was installed in the church premises 100 years ago and was lately refurbished for the 150th anniversary celebrations on the island.








Fiji Times Front Page Thumbnail

Kaila Front Page ThumbnailFiji Times & Kaila Frontpage PDF Downloads

Use the free Acrobat Reader to view.

Westpac
Code Inward TTs Outward TTs
CAD 0.62160.6026
JPY 55.253552.2535
GBP 0.36510.3571
EUR 0.41330.4013
NZD 0.71820.6852
AUD 0.64550.6205
USD 0.48690.4699

from

$0.00

Exchange Rate updated on 21st, November, 2017

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. Bati rest day
  2. Bid to win
  3. Celebration planned to welcome COP23 delegates
  4. Heart failure deaths
  5. Traffic causes dismay
  6. More rain expected
  7. Police confirm dead woman's identity
  8. Illegal taxi operations
  9. Legal drivers 'treated unfairly'
  10. 'No consultation for major road works'

Top Stories this Week

  1. Fiji places second for Miss World 2017 talent Wednesday (15 Nov)
  2. COP23: France invite for Timoci Friday (17 Nov)
  3. Where there's a will... Thursday (16 Nov)
  4. The Crying Rock Sunday (19 Nov)
  5. Walker brothers' radar focuses on Fiji Bati kingpin Friday (17 Nov)
  6. 'God first' Sunday (19 Nov)
  7. Tighten defence Wednesday (15 Nov)
  8. Timoci opens COP23 Thursday (16 Nov)
  9. Fiji Bati requests for continued prayers Monday (20 Nov)
  10. 'Testament of our defence' Sunday (19 Nov)