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Talanoa Tusi Paia: Vaega 1
O lenei faasoa o le a agai i mea na tutupu i le vaisao ao loma le maliu o Iesu Keriso Keriso. O le a faasoa le Au Talanoa i le aso ta’itasi i le faamaumauga a le Au Evagelia (Gospels).
Panel: Revd. Dr. Mose Mailo (Piula Principal),Numia Tauauvea (BD3 student),Kolia Tulia (BD3 student),Wesley Lafaialii (BD3 student)
O lenei faasoa o le a agai i faamaumauga a le au Evagelia (Mataio, Mareko, Luka ma Ioane) e uiga i mea na tutupu i le aso toetu seia oo i lona afio ae.
Panel: Revd. Dr. Mosese Mailo, Revd. Dr. Sanele Lavatai, Petelo Lauvao, Apineru Tavita
Talanoa Tusi Paia: Vaega 3
O lenei faasoa o le a agai lea i 必利勁
le vaai faa-Tusi Paia i le faamai COVID 19. O le a faasoa foi le Au Talanoa i se feau taua mo tagata kerisiano i lenei vaitaimi faigata.
Talanoa Tusi Paia: Vaega 4
Talanoa Tusi Paia: Vaega 5
Talanoa Tusi Paia: Vaega 6
Talanoa Tusi Paia: Vaega 7
Tuliltulimatāgau:Talanoa Tusi Paia [Polokalame Faapitoa]
Tuliltulimatāgau:Talanoa Tusi Paia : Vaega 8
Talofa and Greetings
Malo le soifua, malo le lagi matafi to all our partners, families and friends. We hope that this address finds you in good health and high spirits in the midst of this COVID-19 pandemic affecting our world today. Thank you all for your prayers and support. We know that our faith in Christ means going through the good times as well as the challenging times of our faith journey.
We also wish you all a belated but blessed Easter celebrations (until the Ascension and Pentecost). Although it is an out-of-the-way celebrations due to the COVID-19 lockdown of Churches in most countries, we acknowledge how the resurrected Christ works in mysterious ways to make this quarantined Easter (2020) a unique and meaningful event.
Revd. Dr. Mosese Mailo
One of the highlights of Piula’s Graduation in August, was the launching of Piula Publication’s 3 new books, which were:
- ‘O le Mea Sili, ua i te i tatou le Atua’: Le Metotisi Samoa written by Revd. Dr. Saunoa Sila, former Lecturer of Piula.
- Le Faasoa, Volume IV written by the Staff of Piula Theological College, and edited by Revd. Dr. Mosese Mailo
- O Fuluula o le Talalelei i Evagelia: Mataio written by Piula principal Revd. Dr. Mosese Mailo
On July 17th, 2021, Piula Theological College ended an academic year with 11 graduates. Of these 11 graduates, 7 of them achieved a Diploma in theology while 2 graduated with a Bachelor of Divinity, and 2 graduated with Bachelor of Divinity with Honours. It was a day for families, communities, and congregations.
Diploma in Theology
Bachelor of Divinity
Bachelor of Divinity with Honors
The Graduation ceremony was conducted and lead by the president of the Methodist Church in Samoa Revd. Faulalo Ieti Paaga.
Piula Theological College Dux for 2019 – 2020 was Samoa Handel Mataafa who was also awarded the Top Student for the graduating Class of 2019 – 2020.
Piula has undergone consecutive accreditation’s over the years with the collaboration of Samoa Qualifications Authority (SQA) and South Pacific Association of Theological Schools (SPATS). Such collaborations have contributed to the development of Piula’s Academic Standards.
Some of our staff members have been away for conferences and meetings in the past few months. Revd. Dr. Sanele Lavata’i (Dean of Studies) has been part of the Samoa Qualifications Authority visiting team. Also, Lavata’i and Titimaea Titimaea have represented Piula 犀利士 and the Methodist Church of Samoa to the newly founded Samoa Bible Society, who deals with a revised translation of the Old Testament into the Samoan language.
Dr. Mercy Maliko has represented Samoa to the CEDAW (Convention for the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women) conference held in Geneva at the end of October. Dr. Sanele Lavata’i and Dr. Mosese Mailo have attended a Conference (the first ever) on Postcolonial Biblical Hermeneutics at Hamburg University in Germany, Sept-Oct. Dr. Mosese Mailo had also attended the Pacific Conference of Churches held in Auckland NZ in the beginning of November.
This year Piula Publications launched their latest publications, which were written by staff members and students alike. Such publications were launched during the Piula Theological College’s 150th Anniversary. Copies are available in Local Libraries and Bookstores.
This publication was a project that was originally started by the BD (Bachelor of Divinity) year of 2002 which was then revised by one of Piula’s lecturers, Rev. Piula Samuelu along with some of the 3rd year students. The purpose of this publication was to provide a compilation of scriptures and references that would be fitting for each service or worship that would be performed by minsters of the Methodist Church in Samoa. It serves as an aid in developing sermons and biblical interpretation.
Faatoetoemuliola was written by the pincipal Rev. Dr. Mosese Mailo. It is a collection of his hand picked-pasts sermons, articles and writings in Biblical and Theological Hermeneutics in Samoan Style.
“E Tautala Aso”
This publication was written by former lecturer Rev. Dr. Saunoa Sila. He has managed to publish 2 books written in Samoan and English. Such publication is a historical account of the history of Piula Theological College from 1868 – 2018.
Malo Tautua is an Encyclopaedia of all the ministers of the Methodist Church in Samoa that have been serving the church from 1868 to the ministers that are currently working today. Such project has been in dedication to all the ministers that have devoted their lives in servitude to the church. This project has been a collaborative work between BD3 students of 2018 and 2017, along with the chief contributor Rev. Wesley Taotua. Furthermore, this publication has also been edited by Rev. Dr. Mosese Mailo.
“O le utu a le Faimea”
This particular publication is a collection of articles written by former lecturers of Piula Theological College. Such publication has been compiled and edited by Rev. Dr. Sanele Lavatai and Piula Lecturer Rev. Dr. Selota Maliko.
“Enemies in the Psalms”
Enemies in the Psalms was written by Rev. Dr. Sanele Lavatai. It is a book written and derived from Lavatai’s thesis and work which in based in Old Testament Studies.