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Call To Repentance: Meditation For Quinquagesima Sunday ||By Princewill Ireoba

Quinquagesima Sunday is the last of the 3 “Gesima” Sundays. The name is derived from Latin quinquagesimus (fiftieth day) and refers to the fifty days before Easter Day. Quinquagesima is the last Sunday before Lent which begins on Wednesday of the week, known as Ash Wednesday. Ash Wednesday is so called because of the practice...

Our Role In Salvation – Easter In Perspectives || By Princewill Ireoba

The counting down to Easter, in the Church’s calendar, starts today which is known as Septuagesima Sunday. Septuagesima literally means “seventieth” and is used to refer to seventieth day before Easter. This is not actually exact as Easter is only sixty three days from today. But Septuagesima alerts us of the approach of Easter,...

Ensure full compliance with COVID-19 protocols, Bishop Obi urges members

The Bishop of the Diocese of Nnewi (Anglican Communion), Rt. Rev. Ndubuisi Obi, has urged his Diocese members to prayerfully and earnestly comply with the federal and state governments’ directives on COVID-19 protocols by wearing facemask at every gathering, especially during church services. Speaking through his Clerical Assistant, Venerable Dr. Nelson Ifeanyichukwu Iluno, the Bishop...

Lent 1: Delighting in God’s word

“…his delight is in the law of the LORD, and on his law he meditates day and night. “ (Psalm 1:1-2) We come to Lent again – that season of stock taking, quiet reflection, and rededication of our lives to God. What a great opportunity it is to bring ourselves deliberately under God’s searchlight, with...

The Difference Between Mothering Sunday and Other Women’s Day Celebrations – Mrs Ndukuba

The Mothering Sunday is a celebration of the Anglican Church from the early Church. It was originally a day to honour and give thanks to the Virgin Mary, also known as “Mother Mary”, for her agony as recorded in Luke 2:35. The Celebrations required people to visit their mother Church – the main Church...

Ekpenisi proffers servant-leadership as solution to church, national challenges

By Archdeacon Jonathan Adudu The Diocesan Bishop of Ika, His Lordship, Rt. Rev. Godfrey Ekpenisi, organised a three-day Retreat for his clergy and Catechists numbering over 110 at Ibru Int’l Ecumenical Centre, Agbarha-otor in Delta State from March 1 to 3. Addressing the clerics at the event themed, “Servant Leadership” and taken from Matt. 20:20-28; Jn...

Studying and meditating on God’s word: Lenten meditation – Part 3

By Emmanuel Egbunu If there is one way to get the most from the Bible, it is through study and meditation. Studying the Word means taking the time to explore the shades of meanings associated with the passage of study. For sure, the Holy Spirit is the great Teacher, who unveils the meaning of the Word...

The reign of God: The role of the watchmen (Isaiah 52:8)

God’s expectation for this convocation is that we all receive a fresh commission with a renewed mandate to carry on the work of the Kingdom. The text is a confirmation that God is about to do a new thing in our church and nation, even though it seems as though there’s nothing good about...

The Lord that heals (Jehovah Rapha): Meditation for sexagesima Sunday

Sexagesima literally means “sixtieth day,” though it only falls 56 days before Easter. It is the second Sunday before the start of Lent, and thus, the eighth Sunday before Easter. The Collect for the day indicates certain points about divine healing, namely: • Jesus healed the sick and restored them to wholeness of life. • The world...

Babatunji heads Church’s Liturgy, spirituality committee

By Princewill Ireoba • Lauds Ndukuba The Liturgy and Spirituality Committee of the Church of Nigeria held its yearly workshop and seminar for the Writers, Editors and Consultants of the Church of Nigeria Publications at the Ibru Ecumenical Centre, Agbarha-otor between March 8 and 11, 2021. Welcoming participants, the new Chairman of the Liturgy and Spirituality Committee and...

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