All roads lead to CATOL … As Owerri Diocesan Synod kicks off Thursday

All is set for the 2016 Synod of the Owerri Anglican Diocesan taking place at the Cathedral Church of the Transfiguration of Our Lord (CATOL), Owerri, Imo State, which promises to enrich delegates and other invitees spiritually.
Speaking on the Synod scheduled to hold from October 6  to October 9, with the theme “building in time for eternity”, the Cathedral Administration, Ven Dr. Akajiaku Chukwuocha, said that more than 1,500 persons are expected to grace the occasion.
He said that the church was ever ready for the event as facilities are on ground, such as the halls, conveniences, and parking lots are being made more elegant than they were.
The priest, who spoke to Christian Voice team in high spirits, said that the local organizing committee had made adequate preparations for security as well as personnel to attend to the need of delegates.
“Ours is one of the best organized church premises” he said, and gave the credit to the Bishop, Rt. Rev. Cyril C. Okorocha, PhD.
Ven. Chukwuocha, who was in the company of Rev. Kingsley Oparanozie, Superintendent of Works and Sir Eugene Nwigwe, Works Committee Chairman, said that this year’s synod would be unique as it would provide the people of God with  Biblical spirituality and abundant blessings.
He hoped that the delegates would enjoy and maintain the serenity of the CATOL compound and be inspired by what they shall see and that “the physical elegance shall lead to spiritual elegance” after all.
The CATOL Vicar solicited for adequate reportage from the media of the synod proceedings.
Also speaking, Works Superintendent, Rev. Oparanozie, said that the success of the preparation could only be attributed to God as the congregation consisted  mainly of civil servants and pensioners who have been complaining of delayed payment of salaries and entitlements.
About 600 delegates are expected to arrive on Thursday, October 6 while  other guests would join them on Saturday 8, and Sunday 9th, when the event shall be rounded off with a thanksgiving service and other activities.

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