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Orlu Diocese gets new priests, deacons

Archbishop and Bishop of Orlu Anglican Diocese, Most Rev. Bennett Okoro, PhD, has ordained new priests and deacons for the diocese, charging them to minister the word of God and sacraments of the new covenant in line with their calling.
Archbishop Okoro also commissioned catechists and lay readers at the Trinity ordination which took place at the Cathedral Church of SS Peter and John the Divine Nkwerre, Imo State.
The prelate reminded them to serve God and work with the church and its members in caring for the needy.
According to him, the deacons are supposed to look out for the indifferent people in the society and preach the word of God to them, as well as assist the priests in their places of license.
He urged the priests to promote unity, peace and love among Christians shun worldly things and live like Christ.
The Archbishop called for diligence among the catechists and lay readers and urged them to be guided by their senior ministers.
Earlier, in his sermon at the ordination, Bishop James Aye Oruwori of Ogbia Diocese advised them to make soul winning their priority.
He also reminded them that as anointed servants of God, they should do their prophetic and priestly work, according to the order of Christ.
Highpoint of the service was an oath against homosexualism taken by the deacons, Priests, catechists, and lay readers.
Those ordained Deacons were the reverends Harrison Ubanjiozo, Joseph Nwaku, Charles Okolie, Isaac Obi Chidera Achuonye and Innocent Orji.
The reverends; Maduabuchi Onuoha, Cyprian Enwerem, Ikechukwu Asiegbu, McCollins Nwaigbo, Kingsley Chepurum, Chigozie Enwerem and Samuel Ekwonna were ordained priests. The newly commissioned catechists are Sunday Okeke and Robert Mbanali, while 14 lay readers were licensed.

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