Monday, 13 July 2015

Joy Galore at Aguata as Oko Anglican Archdeaconry gets 7 Priests a Day

There was a jubilation galore at Oko in Aguata Local Government Area of Anammbra State on Sunday as the Anglican Bishop of Aguata, Most Revd. Christian Efobi ordained three priests and four deacons first time in the history of the Archdeaconry. reports that the four deacons are: Ord. Walter Chife, Ord. Chukwuemeka Anyichie, Ord. Ernest Okoli, and Ord. Rowland Nwibe; while the priests are Rev. Nathaniel Ume, Rev. Kenneth Ochulor, and Rev. Eric C. Chidolue.

Held at St. John the Divine Anglican Church, the  event attracted two bishops, priests of various ranks, top government functionaries and other eminent personalities to Oko, the countryhome of Nigeria Former Vice President, Dr. Alex Ekwueme.

Speaking in a homily, the guest preacher and Bishop of New Bussa Diocese in Niger State, Rt. Rev. Israel Afolabi Amoo charged the new priests to uphold the teachings and principles of Jesus Christ, stressing that it is the key to their survival in the extension of God’s kingdom.

Bishop Amoo also disclosed that God needs people who will dedicate themselves to the extension of His Kingdom on earth and preaching of salvation of Jesus Christ to mankind.

His words> “God is in need of servants in his massive vineyard. Nigeria is part of that vineyard and when you look at our nation today, it is in serious trouble. God needs people who would be sent to work in this vineyard; He needs people who would be sent to preach salvation of Jesus Christ. We need to act swiftly to save this nation.

The unfortunate thing is that the church which should be the light is derailing in that regard. This is because there is lack of trust among the flocks. That is why you were called to the service of God. You are therefore to uphold to the tenets of your calling to the glory of God. There is high level of insecurity in the country and I urge everybody to be security conscious” he said.

While ordaining the priests and deacons, the Bishop of the host diocese, Most Rev. Christian Efobi charged the priests to hold unto the truth and light of Jesus Christ while discharging their priestly duties.

Efobi noted that the church would stop at nothing to ensure the salvation of Jesus Christ is preached around the world.



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