By Emmanuel Chigbata (ABS Reporter)
The Archbishop, Ecclesiastical Province of the Niger and Bishop of Awka Diocese, Most Reverend Alexander Ibezim, today, Sunday, July 4th, 2021, ordained Four new Deacons in the Anglican Church.
Archbishop Ibezim performed the exercise to mark the 2021 Trinity Deaconate Ordination of the Awka Diocese, at Saint Peter’s Church Amawbia, Awka South Local Government Area.
The Four new Deacons are Deacons Eistein Emone, Echezona Chizualum, Stanley Nweke and Nnamdi Nwokoye.
They hail from Anglican Church of Advent, Nkpor-Uno, Immanuel Church, Adazi-Enu, St James Anglican Church, Awkuzu and All Saints Anglican Church, Nibo, respectively.
During the Ordination, Archbishop Ibezim urged the them to preach the principles of the Holy Bible and not allow themselves to be deceived.
He said that the duty of a Deacon is to serve the Church of God and to work with it’s members as well as assisting the priest whom he serves in leading the worship of the people, especially in the administration of the Holy Communion.
Archbishop prayed God to bless their ministry.
Earlier In his sermon, the Retreatant, Preacher and Archdeacon of Nibo Archdeaconry, Venerable Goodness Amaechi, through his theme, “The Cost of Discipleship,” urged the church to always carry the cross of Christ.
Adding that one must be born again to become a true disciple, Venerable Amaechi implored the church to learn the principles of God’s kingdom and lifestyle of Christ as they in race of everlasting life.