Archbishop Okoro ordains new priests, evangelists

In a busy schedule, the Bishop of Orlu, Most Rev. B.C.I. Okoro, Ph.D last Sunday at the Cathedral Church of SS Peter and John, Nkwerre, ordained priests and deacons as well as commissioned catechists and evangelists.
Admonishing the newly-ordained and church workers, Most Rev. Okoro urged the priests to boldly proclaim the gospel of salvation and rightly administer the sacraments of the new covenant.
He prayed God to make them faithful pastors, patient teachers and wise counselors through modesty, humility and strength of character.
In his sermon at the service, the Anglican Bishop of Mbamili, Rt. Rev. Henry Okeke lamented the high rate of worldliness, covetousness and unhealthy competition in contemporary priesthood.
Basing his sermon on Titus, Bishop Okeke to live exemplary lives that would influence politicians, traditional rulers and the laity as he counseled the congregation to maintain what he termed “good churchmanship” with their priests.
According to him, every bishop experts ‘Tituses in their dioceses adding that God can never be intimidated about “the things we are or things we have” as He is only after people’s souls.
Those priested were Revrends Charles Chinanumba, Ernest Chukwuwuwem and Japhet Iwuchukwu.
The new deacons were Enoch Iwuala, Chimaobi Uzoho,Casmir Mgbedoro, Samuel Ezeugwuaku, Chinanuekpere Ihekwoaba, Goodluck Nwadike and Leonard Amaebube.
Commissioned Cathechists were Onyekachi Ugoeze, Ikechukwu Uzoma, Chidiebere Onuoha, Innocent Orji, Samuel Ikpa and Isaac Obi.
Some evangelists were also commissioned among them; Francis Eto Ihekwoaba, Fidelis Ojini and Alphonsus Muobike.

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