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Bishop Okorafor confirms 72 Anglicans in Ihiagwa, Nekede

A total of 72 candidates were recently confirmed as fully-fledged Christians in two parishes in Egbu Diocese by the Bishop, Rt. Rev. Geoffrey Okorafor.

The exercise took place at St. John’s Ihiagwa Parish and St. Michael’s and All Angels’ Church Umudibia for Nekede Parish.

In his sermons at the Eucharistic services at the two venues, Bishop Okorafor explained that by their confirmation, they were no longer under bondage as they had reinforced their faith in Jesus Christ.

The bishop told them that the laying of his hands on them was not a mere ritual but that by it, they had been made new creatures separated and made holy by God.

He warned them against the tendency among Anglicans to be carried away by new doctrines, adding that the Anglican Church has very rich heritage not found in the other places they might be tempted to flock to.

The prelate warned the new communicants not to defraud their neighbours nor do things not righteous in judgment and to work according to the principles of God as they were now under obligation to adhere strictly to God’s ordinances.

Bishop Okorafor also frowned at the level of commitment to God’s work by some Christians, adding that some of them were stealing from God as he counseled them to always forgive those who had offended them.

The Bishop of Egbu then commended the Vicars of both parishes, Rev. Canon Marshall Ajoku and Rev. Gideon Amanaze, their wives, other clergies and church workers in the two parishes for the impressive number of candidates presented for confirmation, attributing it to their dedication and hard work.