This is an update from a previous report here. Though the original story mentions ordination to the diaconate, this video clearly shows that Dcn. Bartholomew was ordained also to the Holy Priesthood.
On Saturday, 12 September 2009, Metropolitan Amphilochios of New Zealand ordained the first native of Fiji, Bartholomew, to the diaconate in the Holy Monastery of the Archangels in Thari on Rhodes.
He will return to his native land to undertake a mission among his people.
Deacon David Wooten says
Glory be to God! May Christ and His Body extend to all the earth, in all languages.
Deacon Michael Ruskin says
Bula! Many years of fruitful ministry for Fr Bartholomew in Fiji.