Knights pay condolence visit to late Eze Njemanze’s family

The Executive Committee of the Owerri Council of Knights of St Christopher has paid a condolence visit to the family of late Eze Emmanuel Emenyonu Njemanze, Ozuruigbo V of Owerri Community, at their New Owerri Area residence.
Speaking at the visit, the President of the Council, Sir Gab Oduah, told the monarch’s wife, Ugoeze Pauline Njemanze and her family, that they were there to commiserate with them over the shocking news of the Eze’s death and to be briefed on the burial plans since she and her husband were members of the council, assuring them of the council’s participation in the burial.
In a brief admonition, one of the chaplains of the order, Rev Canon Onyinyeoma Onyeagocha, enjoined the Ugoeze and family, to anchor their faith in God and to lean on Him, as He would not abandon them in all that they require to ensure a hitch free burial.
Adding his voice before praying for the family, the Head of the council’s chaplaincy, Venerable Solomon Okoronkwo, asked the monarch’s family members to remain consoled by the word of God, and to have the Holy Bible as their guide.
He also counseled them to avoid getting involved in anything that is fetish in the course of the burial processes especially as the fallen monarch died a soldier of the cross, adding that a day of reckoning awaits everybody, citing a portion of the Bible-Revelation 22 veveses 10 to the end as a warning to all mankind.
In a sober response the wife of the late monarch, Ugoeze Pauline Njemanze, expressed appreciation for the visit and said that her husband would be buried on June 10, assuring that the burial would not be fetish.
Meanwhile, the Owerri Provincial joint Council of Knights held its first business meeting for 2016 in Nkwerre. Imo Stale, recently, where they were charged lo show love to one another, as Christ Bearers.
The charge was given in a sermon at a Eucharistic service that preceded the meeting which was delivered on behalf of the Archbishop/ Bishop of Orlu, Most Rev Bennett  Okoro PhD JP, by the Archdeacon of Nkwerre Archdeaconry, Yen. Goddy  Eme.   Ven Eme noted that love should not be in mere words but in actions and in truth.
Eme, who is also the Chaplain of the Orlu Council of Knights of St. Christopher and who captioned the message; “SHOW YOUR LOVE”, with text taken from 1 John 3: 11-18, described love as sacrificial and compassionate and  which is to be exhibited in practical Christian life.

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