Friday, March 31, 2017

Spiritual Diet ... What God thinks about beauty

Beauty seems to be one of the defining ways we understand the modern world. Celebrities are assessed on their outward appearance, while billion-dollar industries exist to help us feel better about the way we look.

Does God approve of all things done in faith?

"...understand what the will of the Lord is..." – Ephesians 5:17

The Bible tells us that without faith, it is impossible to please God. Pleasing God requires that we do His will in faith. Does this mean that if we do practically anything as long as it is done in faith, we will please God?

Thursday, March 30, 2017

Mothering Sunday message from Dr (Mrs) Eunice Okorocha

Beloved Mothers,

We are grateful that God our Heavenly Father has given us the opportunity to celebrate this Mothering Sunday of 2017. To Him alone be all the glory. Amen.

At the beginning of this year, our Lord Bishop declared that this is going to be for all of us, who look up to God, a year of Divine, Positive and Surprising Intervention. We say Amen to this, especially as we have started seeing this in our lives and in the forthcoming chosen date (6th May) for the dedication of our Cathedral (CATOL). We rejoice as we look forward to this, as well as the consecration of four new Bishops in our Cathedral a day after the dedication. May we all know God's Divine intervention in our lives, for good, in Jesus name, Amen.!!

In the Women's Ministries, our theme this year is: “Christ in you (us) the hope of glory” (Col.1:27b). We are focusing on (Living life in Christ Jesus). The key issue is: Our Personal Relationship with God through His son our Lord Jesus Christ. When Christ dwells in us and we in Him, we have the hope of glory – which is eternal life.

This means we have to ask ourselves if we have at any point in time invited Jesus into our lives or given our lives to Christ so as to obtain his salvation and to be Born Again. If we have done this, then Christ lives in us and we have the hope of glory. If you have not done this, then you have to do so, and this Mothering Sunday period could be a time you will always remember. You will be redeemed by the precious blood of our Lord Jesus, as you experience His forgiveness and turn to him in Faith.

When we take this step of Faith it will be evident by the way we live our lives in love, hope, obedience and service. It will also be seen in the way we mothers love and treat our husbands, children, other members of the house-hold, our mothers or daughters-in-laws.

It is important to remember that Salvation is not by power or by might but by God's Spirit. The Spirit of God will help us to study our Bible and pray with understanding. Moreover, it is not by our good works that we are saved, but when we have been saved, good works will follow.

Precious Mothers, let us be sure of our faith in God, “Rooted and built up in Christ (Col.2:6-7) let us be fervent in prayer for our State and Nation. It is our trust in God that will see us through the bad economic, financial and social difficulties we are passing through in this Country (Phil.4:11-13).

May God give us the grace not to compromise our faith, instead to resist the devil and he will flee from us. Let us also witness to others who do not know Christ yet. Amen.

Theme Song

Complete, complete, complete in him DC
We are complete in him.
It is not by works of righteousness but by his grace alone
It is not by works of righteousness but by his grace alone
It is not by works of righteousness but by his grace alone
O we are complete in him.

Happy Mothering Sunday to us all as we live our lives as Mothers in Christ Jesus, Amen.

Your Sister in Christ,


Dr. (Mrs) Eunice Okorocha
President, Women's Ministries
Anglican Diocese of Owerri

Embattled IMSU medical students woo Okorocha

Medical students of the Imo State University (IMSU) whose careers have been threatened by the failure of the College of Medicine in the last accreditation exercise of the Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria, have resorted to wooing Gov. Rochas Okorocha of the state.

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Prayer is answer to persecution, not war - Bishop Oti

Fervent prayers, not weapons of war, have been described as the best option in defence of Christian faith.

Prosecute anti-corruption war without bias - Anglican Church tells FG

The Church of Nigeria (Anglican Communion) has called on the federal government to eschew personal interests political vendetta and bitterness in the war against corruption.

Prosecute anti-corruption war without bias - Anglican Church tells FG

The Church of Nigeria (Anglican Communion) has called on the federal government to eschew personal interests political vendetta and bitterness in the war against corruption.

Monday, March 27, 2017

Barr. Nnawuchi heads CATOL dedication committee

The Anglican Diocese of Owerri has set up a committee to organize the dedication of the Cathedral Church of the Transfiguration of Our Lord (CATOL) on May 6, 2017.

8 ways to improve the preaching in your church

I believe the Bible is vital for the flourishing of the Church. But sometimes we've got locked into stale and stagnant modes of helping people engage with the living word of God. Here are eight tried and tested ways of injecting new life and creativity into your preaching.

Thursday, March 9, 2017

CATOL for dedication Saturday May 6, 2017

The Primate and Metropolitan, Church of Nigeria, Anglican Communion, His Grace Most Rev. Nicholas Okoh, has given his approval for the Ultra modern Cathedral Church of the Transfiguration of Our LORD (CATOL) Owerri, to be dedicated on Saturday, 6th May, 2017

Egypt’s president orders resettlement of displaced Christians

President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has ordered the government to take all necessary measures to help resettle Christians who have fled Egypt's Northern Sinai after Islamic State killed several members of the community.

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Okoh blows hot ... Urges FG to disarm herdsmen now

As the Southern Kaduna crisis persists and so-called herdsmen continue to attack villagers, mainly Christian communities, the Primate of all Nigeria (Anglican Communion) the Most Rev. Nicholas Okoh, has called on the Federal Government to disarm those who are not authorized to carry arms.

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

South East Govs meet to discuss development in Igboland

Governors of the five south east states in Nigeria, have met on issues of insecurity and economic integration, among other challenges facing the region.

Monday, March 6, 2017

FUTO students’ protest was sponsored - VC

Federal University of Technology Owerri (FUTO) Vice Chancellor, Prof. Francis Eze, has alleged that the recent protest by students in the institution was sponsored.

Politics of cynicism in the age of anger

By Simbo Olorunfemi

Ordinarily, it ought to be the season of love, as we hold on to the tailcoat of St. Valentine. But where is the place of love in an Age of Anger? Where is the place of reason? Where is the place of civility? It is the age of Anger. There is no place for healthy discourse. It is the Age of Rage. There is not much room for enlightened and enlightening engagement. Rather, it is more of cynicism, abuse and vitriolic exchange of darts. It is the age of Anger.

The rise... and rise of Alex Iwobi - At Arsenal

Two years ago, Alex Iwobi was plying his trade with the Arsenal U-21 side coming off a fairly impressive pre-season, most thought he'd continue his development there, training with the first team frequently, getting some experience in the then Capital One Cup, if the draw was right.

Saturday, March 4, 2017

Traders urged to support relocation of Afor Oru timber section in Mbaise

The Project Committee Chairman Mbaise Timber and Building Materials Market, Afor Oru, Engr. Chika Ezeji has called for the co-operation and support of the traders in the relocation of the market come April 30th 2017.

Opinion ... Because we are hypocrites in Nigeria

By Charles Dickson

Hypocrite. Hypocrisy is the state of pretending to have beliefs, opinions, virtues, feelings, qualities or standards that one does not actually have. Hypocrisy involves the deception of others and is thus a lie.. The Nigerian story is either hypocritical, or contains much of hypocrisy today.

Friday, March 3, 2017

Diplomatic row looms ... As South Africans continue attack on Nigerians in their country

Nigeria has called on the South African government to take decisive and definite measures to protect Nigerian citizens and other Africans living in South Africa.

Economist gives panacea for food crisis

An economic consultant has called for the return to a 2009 strategy document of food security released by the federal government, saying that government policies are to blame for the present food crisis in the country.

Thursday, March 2, 2017

Pope Francis to visit Anglican Church in Rome

Pope Francis will make a historic visit to an Anglican Church in Rome today. He'll join the congregation at the Church of England chaplaincy of All Saints for a short Choral Evensong service; it will include the blessing of a specially commissioned icon and the twinning of All Saints with the Catholic parish of Ognissanti, a Rome church with strong ecumenical ties.

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

St. David’s Hospital Medical Director loses wife

The death has occurred of Late Lady Veronica Ngozi Anyanwu, nee Ugnokaegbe, aged 64.

Until her death, Lady Anyanwu was the wife of Sir (Dr) Davidson Anyanwu, a retired Consultant Gynecologist with the Imo State Health Ministry and Medical Director of St. David's Hospital, Ikenegbu Owerri.