Sunday, May 7, 2017

News: CATOL officially dedicated.

The dedication proper. 

The little girl welcomes the Primate with flowers. 

The Cathedral Church of the Transfiguration of Our Lord. CATOL has been dedicated on May 6th, 2017 under the leadership of Rt. Revd. Cyril Okorocha, Bishop of the Anglican Diocese of Owerri.

The dedication service was anchored by the Primate of the church of Nigeria, Anglican Communion, the most Revd. Nicholas Okoh alongside the host Bishop and several other Archbishops and bishops.

The Primate in group photograph with All the Archbishops and Bishops in attendance. 

It will be recalled, the CATOL magnificent structure was laid in 1979 by the then Archbishop of Canterbury, Most Rev. Cogan. Under the then Late Archbishop Revd. Benjamin C. Nwankiti who handed the work to the present Bishop Cyril C. Okorocha.

Since then all hands had been on deck to seeing that the Cathedral is fully completed and 5th of May, 2017 has witnessed the epoch making event.

The arrival of the Primate. 

The new Cathedral 

The rebranded Alter 

Giving his sermon, the Primate reminded us that our bodies are the Temple of the Lord and urge us to to keep it holy.

The CATOL building has now played host to the consecration of 4 new bishops today 6th May, 2017, less than 24hrs after it was dedicated. The bishops include:

Ven. Yohannah Ahmed Audu
Diocese of Damaturu

Ven. Godwin Adeyi Robinson
Diocese of Lafia

Ven. Rufus Victor Ajileye Adepoju
Diocese of Ekiti West

Ven. Augustine Ehijimetor Ohilebo
Diocese of Sabongidda - ora

The four new bishops consecrated. 

The Bishop Cyril Okorocha who was all joy seeing the Cathedral dedicated and a venue for the consecration service, thanked God Almighty for making the event a success.

He expressed gratitude to all priests and members of the Diocese for their effort in seeing to the completion of the Cathedral.

The Venerable A. C Chukwuocha is the Vicar of CATOL.

The embrace of satisfaction, 'the Cathedral is completed, glory to God' 

The making... During the construction. 

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