Monday, February 27, 2017
Archbishop Okoro elevates priests in Orlu Diocese
Newly elevated priests in the Anglican Diocese of Orlu have been advised to see their elevation as an encouragement to do more work.
The Archbishop/ Bishop of Orlu Diocese, His Grace Most Rev Bennett C. I. Okoro, gave the advice last Sunday during the service to mark the elevation of eight priests in the diocese.
Archbishop Okoro urged them to comply with the rules of the Cathedral church and to obey its statutes.
While praying that God should endow them with the truth and innocence of life, the archbishop urged them to always preach the word of God and to counsel the faithful in all matters, both spiritual and temporal and to set good examples.
In his sermon earlier, the Archdeacon of Orlu North Archdeaconry and Vicar of Ogberuru Parish, Ven. Francis Chukwueke, urged them not to become arrogant as a result of their elevation.
The occasion featured the installation of Ven. Cyril Okorie as the new dean of the Cathedral Church of SS Peter and John the Divine, Nkwerre, the collation of Ven Kinsley Nwosu as the Archdeacon of Orsuihiteukwa Archdeaconry and that of Ven Cliff Ohakwe as an Archdeacon in the Diocese.
Also, installed as canons were Rev Canons Uchenna Iwueke, Chinemerem Obasi, ThankGod Ezeala, Ernest Ukwe and Prince Odoemenam.
Speaking to Christian Voice shortly after the service, the Dean of the Cathedral who is also the Administrative Secretary to the Bishop of Orlu, Ven Cyril Okorie, promised to be faithful in his duties.
Until his appointment as Dean, Ven Okorie was the chaplain, Men’s Christian Fellowship of the Diocese.
Highlights of the ceremony were the licensing of Catechist Ekele Anuma and the trooping of colours by the council of Knights of the Diocese.