The new executive Council of Knights of the Anglican Diocese of Ideato, have been charged to live above board. The Archbishop of the Ecclesiastical Province of Owerri, Most Rev. Dr. Caleb A. Maduoma, JP, gave the charge when he inaugurated the executive last Sunday at the Cathedral Church of St. Peter, Arondizuogu in Ideato North Local Government Area of Imo State.
The prelate said that knighthood is both recognition labours, and a call to further service in the Lord’s vineyard. According to him, it is not a hit -and- run affair as the new executive members are expected to team up with the hardworking older knights in a continued selfless service to the Lord, as the church reserves the right to de-robe any knight found to be inactive.
Dr. Maduoma, who is also the Bishop of the Anglican Diocese of Ideato, admonished them as an institution of faithful stalwarts of Jesus Christ, to remain steadfast in their leadership roles at various segments of the development of the Diocese by ensuring that they live up to their investiture vows.
Speaking at the occasion, the President Council of Knights of Ideato Diocese, Hon. Samuel Uche Udensi, KSC maintained that the knighthood is purely and rightly a religious Christian Order formed on the character of its patron, Saint Christopher, Bearer of Christ and the burden of His Church and humanity and Mary, the Holy Mother of our Lord and saviour, Jesus Christ. He said that the Council has been deeply involved in charity and welfare services and meaningful programme that will move the Diocese forward.
The newly inaugurated Exco members are Hon. Samuel Udensi, Sir Unity Ohachenu, Sir Simon Nwosu, Sir Augustine Ohia, Sir Sam Munonye, Sir Festus Ukeje, Sir Cyprian Ihemeje, Sir Alphonsus Obidiuba and Sir Joel Uzoeshi, while the Clerical Synod Secretary of Ideato Diocese, Ven. C.S.O Ukachukwu remains the Chaplain.