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Bishop appoints transition committee for Knights

By Emma Onumah

A new transition committee to oversee affairs of the Owerri Council of Knights Anglican Communion, has been appointed in Owerri.

The committee is headed by Sir Gabriel Oduah as the acting president.

The new development followed the expiration of the tenure of the former executive with Sir Israel Ekezie as president.

Announcing the formation of the committee at a one-day Synod/Diocesan Board meeting recently at the Cathedral Church of the Transfiguration of Our Lord (CATOL) the Diocesan and president of the Synod, Rt. Rev. Cyril C. Okorocha PhD, noted that knighthood is a Synodical movement, and the initiation of knights into the sacred order must come from the Bishop of the Diocese.

Bishop Okorocha, who is also the Superior of the Sacred Order, advised the knights, as Christ-bearers, to always try and carry out the mission and mandate of the order as pacesetters.

He said that the Transition Executive Committee slated for dedication today, Sunday, July 13, is charged with the responsibility of training a new set of knights that would soon be appointed.

It would also re-orientate the old knights for more commitment towards being a dynamic and effective missionary arm of the church.

The Bishop also announced the appointment of a body of chaplains for the council, comprising Ven. Solomon Okoronkwo and Rev. Canon Echi Nwogu both of whom are engineers and one-time knights of St. Christopher before taking to the priestly vocation.

Another member of the Chaplaincy is Rev. Canon Onyinyeoma Onyeagocha who was the Spiritual Director of the Council.

According to the Bishop, a fourth chaplain would be announced soon.

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