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Orlu Diocese gets new Archdeacon, Canons

By Victor Alison

An Archdeacon and seven Canons were last Sunday collated and installed by the Archbishop/Bishop of Orlu, Most Rev. B.C.I. Okoro, PhD at the Cathedral Church of SS Peter & John, the Divine, Nkwerre, Imo State.
In his charge, Archbishop Okoro urged the newly-elevated priests to comply faithfully with the laudable customs of the church, obey the requirements of its statutes and to co-operate in the maintenance of its just rights and privileges.
He reminded them that as clerks in the Holy Order that they should possibly perform willingly specific duties of preaching, teaching and administration of the word of God.
Archbishop Okoro further urged them to be always willing to aid their brethren with brotherly counsels in matters spiritual and temporal in which they may be called upon to mediate.
He then prayed to God to replenish them in the truth of His doctrine and to fill them with innocent lives that they may serve Him faithfully.
Earlier, in his sermon,  the Archdeacon of Amike Archdeaconry, Ven Charles Madujibeya advised them to ensure that their hope is enriched by the grace of God and His anointing.
The preacher equally cautioned them to see their elevation as a call for more commitment to higher responsibilities.
Rev. Canon Celestine Alaoma was collated Archdeacon.
Installed Canons of the Cathedral of SS Peter & John, the Divine were; Reverends Uche Onwuzurike, Geoffrey Okafor, Ernest Ebenu, PhD and Medomobi Asole.
The rest were Reverends Christopher Onuoha, Gideon Nnanemere and Hyginus Onugha.
Speaking to Christian Voice, one of the new Canons, Ernest Ebenu, PhD promised to discharge his duties to the glory of God as he thanked the Archbishop for the elevation.
Some of those present at the occasion were the Diocesan Registrar, Barr. Elias Oguekusi, KSC, Diocesan Legal Secretary, Dame Barr. Joy Okeke, the Archbishop’s wife, Nneoma Dora Okoro and the Diocesan Legal Officer Ven. (Barr.) Christian Onyirioha and others.

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