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Seek wealth through honest means – Bishop tells the faithful

Christians have been cautioned to seek wealth through honest means.
The out-going Anglican Bishop of Owerri, Rt. Rev. Cyril C. Okorocha, Ph.D, gave this injunction during a special thanksgiving service to mark the end of his valedictory synod at Christ Anglican Church Owerri last weekend.
He called on followers of Christ to remain steadfast in their quest for material wealth, stressing that they should not allow money to rule them, else they become enemies of Christ.
It was an outpouring of moral instruction, spiritual impartation and administrative guidance for both clergy and laity by Bishop Okorocha who will be retiring as the Bishop of the Diocese after 20 years on the seat, having taken over from Archbishop Benjamin Nwankiti of Blessed Memory in 1998.
The prelate who spoke on the theme “Guard the flock” charged Christians to always endeavour to be disciples of God through teaching and preaching of undiluted word of God as well as maintaining peace and love in the church of God.
He condemned hypocrisy, envy, jealously, false teaching and other evil practices and called for sanity and uprightness to move the church of God forward.
The glorious service which was lightened up by the enterprising Christ Church band was attended by both delegates and other members of the church.
The climax of the service was the renewal of ordination oath by the Diocesan Clergy.  The Bishop thereafter advised them to live up to their calling.
The service ended with an interesting fanfare as Bishop Okorocha and his wife, Dr. Mrs. Eunice Okorocha danced round the church, acknowledging cheers from the congregation.
Some of the delegates who spoke to us were full of praises for Bishop Okorocha and his wife.
Ven. Zion Ngoka, an Archdeacon in the Diocese and the host Vicar said that the Bishop has impacted his life positively, having worked with him for 15 years.
The President of the Youth Fellowship of the Diocese, Mr. Thankgod Amuzienwa, lauded Bishop Okorocha for his innovations and numerous achievements.
Present at the service was the Registrar and Clerk of the Diocese, Sir (Barr.) Ndukwe Nnawuchi, SAN among other dignitaries.
The valedictory Synod is also the first Session of the Twenty-first Synod of the Diocese.

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