By Gid Ahanonu
The Transfiguration Bookshop and Mission Supplies Centre located at the Uzii Mission compound, Owerri was last Wednesday opened for business after its re-dedication by Rt. Rev. Cyril Okorocha, PhD.
The bishop explained that the bookshop would stock all that the church needs in terms of literature, liturgy, cards, special school exercise books, baptismal and wedding certificates.
Other items to be marketed by the bookshop include wafer bread, and wine, communion chalice, priests’ regalia, knights medallion and swords.
Bishop Okorocha added that the bookshop would serve as a reference arena for research materials on copies of Christian Voice Newspaper, Bishop’s Presidential Addresses as well as some medical books on the prevention of illnesses.
The prelate stressed that the bookshop would equally serve as a shopping centre for some diocesan parastatals in Uzii Mission Compound, more so the Transfiguration Printing Press and the Wafer Department as many of the items required for their operation would be sold in the bookshop.
Equally, he said, guests at the Good Shepherd Centre would be able to make their purchases at the bookshop as he challenged the staff of various departments in the diocese to publicise activities of the bookshop.
“Whatever you need for Christian mission is here for honest, true and correct services,” he assured.
Earlier, the Archdeacon of Christ’s Church, Owerri, Ven. Zion Ngoka said the opening prayer.
In their respective responses, the two officers in-charge of the bookshop, Ven. Solomon Okoronkwo and Ven. Akujobi thanked the bishop for making the project come to fruition at God’s time adding that the bishop’s heart’s desire has been accomplished with the occasion.
They pledged to render satisfactory services to customers of the bookshop.