The first Chapter meeting of the Council of Knights of the Anglican Diocese of Ohaji/Egbema was held at Cathedral Church of St. Peter, Umuokanne, Ohaji with the Knights reminded that Knghthood is not only about appearing in Knighthood regalia but about meeting the obligations for which they are called.
Ven. I.I. Ihentuge of the Diocese on the Niger made the declaration in his sermon at the thanksgiving service to round off the chapter which had the theme; “vessel unto honour”.
He charged the Knights not the be “vessels of dishonour” since, he said, Knighthood is for those who possess impeccable character.
The preacher added that serving God involves denial of self, nature and character and assured Knights that God who exalted them would always equip them for His service.
Ven. Ihentuge counseled Christians not to see religion as a ritual without expectation but to be strong in their faith that Christ would come again to reward the righteous stressing that it is important for them to proclaim the Gospel of Jesus Christ to reach the unreached.
The service presided over by the Bishop, Rt Rev. Collins Oparaojiaku was conducted by Ven. Ikechi E. Onyeahialam as the President of the Knights, Sir Engr Ray Ogara read the only lesson based on Luke 12:35-45 with the Vox Anglican Chorale, Owerri thrilling the congregation with melodious tunes.
Highlight of the occasion was a fund-raising for the building of the Council’s secretariat to which the members and invitees responded generously.