Christ True Mission Church celebrates feast of Pentecost

Archbishop Okolo ordains 4 priests ,16 deacons
Charges them to serve God and humanity

By Akuma Ebere

It was glorious and joyous moment for the entire members of Christ True Mission Church of Nigeria (Salvation Ministry) on Sunday, May 19, 2024 as they celebrated feast of Pentecost Sunday which coincided with ordination ceremony of 4 priests and 16 deacons.

It is gathered that Pentecost Sunday is one of the most important feast days of the liturgical year. The feast is often called the birthday of the Church. It’s when the Apostles, inspired by the Holy Spirit, first began to preach. After Christ’s ascension, they waited together until the Holy Spirit descended upon them in the form of tongues of fire. Fire symbolizes the presence of God.

In his homily during the service held to mark the event, the Archbishop of Christ True Church Mission of Nigeria, His Grace, Most Revd. Edwin Chukwuemka Okolo described the day as unique and wonderful moment not only in the life of Christ True Mission Church, but in the life of the churches in general.

He noted that Pentecost Sunday marked the beginning of Church and it was a time of refreshment, a time of maximizing the benefits of Pentecost.

Continuing, Archbishop Okolo further noted that the Church was totally sick until the day of Pentecost when the spirit of revival and renewal descended in the life of Christians. He averred that without Pentecost the Church would have been dead.

Speaking further, while officially ordaining the priests and the deacons, Primate Okolo charged them to possess the holy spirit and take the authority from the word of God and proclaim the gospel of Jesus Christ to the mankind.

Archbishop Okolo encouraged and urged the newly ordained ministers to be prayerful, read the words of God, dwell in them for the establishment of their faith. He equally advised the believers to continue trusting God, adding that God is able to do all things.

In appreciation, Senior Special Assistant to Anambra State Government on Legal Matters who doubles as Secretary Board of Trustees, Legal Adviser to the Primate and Church of Nigeria, Hon. Barr. C. C. Chukwudi expressed gratitude to Archbishop Okolo, the clergy and all that were contributing positively to the growth of the Church.

Barr. Chukwudi charged the ordained priests and deacons to preach the gospel, show hard work, believe and trust in God and not to allow the material things of the world lead them astray.

Some of the ordained priests and deacons were : Rev Moses Odezulu; Rev. A. C. Agbakoba; Rev. Emmanuel Nwaizu; Ord. Emeka Emedolibe; Ord. Benson Okafor; Ord. Samuel Okafor; Ord. Muodozie Stephen, among others.

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