Archbishop marks elevation to Dean with thanksgiving … In Umuahia

By Gid Ahanonu

Thousands of worshippers last Sunday converged at the Cathedral Church of St. Stephen’s, Umuahia for the thanksgiving service marking the recent elevation of the Archbishop of Aba Ecclesiastical Province and  Bishop of Umuahia, Most Rev. Ikechukwu N.Nwosu, to the position of the Dean, Church of Nigerian (Anglican Communion).
In his sermon, the Bishop of Ibadan, Most Rev. Joseph Akinfenwa, PhD charged Christians to render thanksgiving with their whole hearts to attract God’s blessings like Solomon who God blessed for rendering Him profuse thanksgiving.
He urged the celebrant to try and add value to the life of the people now that God has elevated him to a new level to win more souls for Him, adding that leadership is judged with that parameter.
The preacher described Archbishop Nwosu’s elevation as not only an honour to Umuahia Diocese but  to all, reminding him that “whatever one plants, that he will reap”.
In his remarks, the new Dean Church of Nigeria thanked all who honoured the occasion with their presence, more so his brother bishops.
Highlights of the thanksgiving were the launching of two books written by the celebrant – “Jesus Christ the Temple and Us” reviewed by Ven. Prof. Cyril Imo of University of  Jos and the “Baptism of Jesus and Christian Baptism”, reviewed by Rt. Rev. Prof. Dapo Asaju, Vice Chancellor, Crowther Graduate University, Abeokuta.


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