All is set for the third session of the second synod of the Anglican Diocese of Oru which kicks off Thursday, June 19, 2014, at St. Thomas Church, Omuma, in Oru East Local Government Area.
The venue has been adorned with ribbons and banners bearing the portraits of the Diocesan, Rt. Rev. Geoffrey Chukwunenye PhD, and his wife Joy (Mama Oru) and sensitizing the people to the coming event.
The theme of the synod is; ” True Worship: The Daily Life Style of a Christian” taken from John 4:23-24.
During the final inspection of facilities on ground, the Chairman of the Central Planning Committee, Sir Bonny Nwoha, expressed satisfaction with the level of preparation and commended the Oru -East Archdeaconry parishioners for successfully creating an atmosphere of enthusiasm and curious desire to host the synod.
Sir Nwoha remarked that the preparation for this year’s celebration of the synod had proved from the on-set to be stylish and grand and urged the local organizing committee to sustain the effort to implement the plans as articulated.
Bishop Chukwunenye had, at the thanksgiving service to mark the end of the 2nd session of the 2nd Synod hosted by St. Stephen’s Church, Otulu in Oru West L.G.A last year, personally handed over to Senator Hope Uzodinma, an indigene of Omuma, the flag to symbolically grant hosting right of this year’s synod to St. Thomas Church Omuma.
The chairman of the local organizing committee, Sir Andrew Ojiaku-Okeke attributed the secret of their success to early planning and the determination of all the parishes and churches in Oru East Archdeaconry to showcase the hosting in an astonishing manner.
The Vicar of St. Thomas Church, Omuma and Oru East Archdeaconry Administrator, the Rev Canon Forth Edward, confirmed the cooperation of the group of churches in the Archdeaconry and described it as a wonderful experience.
He commended all the clergy men in the Archdeaconry and the parishioners for their understanding and support.
Bishop Chukwunenye who will prayerfully preside over the synod will as part of that responsibility, on Wednesday June 18, 2014, lead a high powered delegation on courtesy visits to the traditional ruler of Ekiti Omuma, Eze, Sir G.O.B Okafor Anyanwu who is the Chairman of Security Sub -Committee of the L.O.C. The traditional ruler of Ozuh Omuma, Eze Philip Uzodinma and Eze Agwaigbo of Umuhu Omuma will also be visited as part of the activities lined up to kickstart the
synod. Delegates to the Synod are expected to arrive on Thursday June 19, 2014 for registration formalities and later participate in a Holy Communion service in the evening.
The Bishop’s Charge will be delivered at l0am instant on Friday June 22, 2014 while a thanksgiving service and launching for fund for Diocesan projects will take place on Sunday June 22, 2014 also at l0am.
A few high profile personalities whose contributions are outstanding to the Diocese and the Church in general will be honoured during the thanksgiving service on Sunday.
The Central Planning Committee therefore invites all delegates, Knights and Ladies of the Diocese, all Diocesan Officers, members of the Diocesan Board, friends and well-wishers of the Diocese including non-Anglicans to share fellowship with them in the sanctuary of God’s presence at St. Thomas Anglican Church, Omuma from Thursday June 19 to Sunday June 22,2014.