The Archbishop, Ecclesiastical Province of the Niger and Bishop of Awka Diocese, Most Reverend Alexander Ibezim, has ordered newly ordained four new Deacons and other ministers in the Anglican Church to preach the principles of the Holy Bible.
The order was given at the Trinity Diaconate Ordination which held at Saint Peter’s Church Amawbia, Awka South Local Government Area.
The Four new Deacons are Reverends Eistein Emone, Echezonachukwu Chizualum, Stanley Nweke and Nnamdi Nwokoye.
During the Ordination, Archbishop Ibezim urged 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 its 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 and prayed God to bless their ministry.
Earlier In his sermon, the Retreatant and Archdeacon of Nibo Archdeaconry, Venerable Goodness Amaechi, through his theme, “The Cost of Discipleship,” urged the church to always carry the cross of Jesus Christ.
The Vicar, St. Peter’s Church Amawbia and Archdeacon Amawbia Archdeaconry, Venerable Chris Ogbodo, described the event as epoc making, and urged the newly ordained to be faithful.
Speaking on behalf of other Deacons, Reverend Echezonachukwu Chizualum expressed joy and promised that they will spread the Gospel of Christ to the best of their ability.
Administration of oaths by the Deacons, special renditions by the choir, soul lifting hymns, praises and thanksgiving featured at the service.