Egbu Diocese ends Synod on high note

By Our Reporter

The Egbu 2015 Diocesan Synod came to an end last Tuesday at the venue, Emmanuel Anglican Church, Amorie, Obibiezena, Owerri North Local Government Area of Imo state at which spirit-raising events featured, including the rare ecumenical occasion whereby a Catholic Church choir participated at the thanksgiving service.
In his presidential address, the Bishop of Egbu, Rt. Rev. Geoffrey Okorafor urged president Buhari to apply wisdom in leading Nigeria and to be wary of sycophants as, according to him, those who may be eulogizing him today could be those shouting “crucify him” tomorrow.
Speaking on the theme; “Lord will you at this time restore the kingdom to Israel (Acts1:6), Bishop Okorafor called for fairness in the prosecution of the anti-corruption war in order not to be seen as witchhunting.
He also called for making public all refunds from the anti-corruption exercise advocating that such recoveries should be channeled to areas of need especially in the areas of social and infrastructure deficiency in the country.
And preaching at the thanksgiving service, Ven. Ogbouma Ibe-Ekwo, the Rectory Akanu Ibiam Federal Polytechnic, Uwana Afikpo, decried the level of disunity among Christans.
He lamented that rather than pursue the Lord’s commission of being His witnesses, some Christians promoted disunity in Christendom.
He submitted that a true Christian ought to be a sign-post directing non-believers to Jesus.
He noted that the Holy Spirit empowered the early Christians to openly declare their experiences in Jerusalem and added that the Holy Spirit was still at work for which Christians should reach out to the myriads that are yet to embrace Christ.
Goodwill messages were received from ex-President Jonathan and the Deputy speaker of the senate, Barr. Ike Ekweremadu through. Dame Comfort Obi, a Commissioner in the Police Service Commission as well as from Imo state Governor, Rochas Okorocha.
Highpoints of the thanksgiving service were special renditions from St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Amorie, Obibiezeha as well as those by the Emmanuel Anglican Church (the hosts) and the Diocesan choir

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