ISAAC OJO reports that the Diocese of Aguata (Anglican Communion) penultimate weekend licensed about 65 persons as Lay- Readers in the Diocese.
The event which took place Saturday 10th June,2017 at St Thomas Anglican Church, Umuchu was grand and pomp.
Mrs Nwagbo who was full of praises, gave God all the glory for making it possible for him to serve Him in another level aside her numerous other roles in the Church. She thanked family members, friends and well-wishers who thronged her home to celebrate with her on her elevation.
The event attracted guest within and outside the Diocese including Ven. Paul Nwoka, who said the sermon with a charge on the newly licensed Lay Readers to be steadfast by supporting the Vicar in the ministry rather than championing division and rancour in the Vineyard of God.
He admonished the lay- Readers to stand with the priests and Church Teachers in spreading the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ, just as other apostles stood with Peter and Multitude of people was converted in a day. He advocated for unity of purpose among them.
Rt Rev Christian Efobi (Bishop of Aguata Diocese and Archbishop on the Niger) who licensed the Lay Readers charged them to be true ambassadors of Anglican Communion.
Licensed Lay Reader Helen Nwagbo has been a strong and committed members of Anglican Church even while her husband was alive and to this moment.
She saved many souls from perishing in ignorance together with her late husband as she converted many from heathen to Christianity through their tireless commitment to God’s vineyard.
Mrs Nwagbo further expressed gratitude to God for finding her worthy of new responsibilities.
Archdeacon , Umuchu Archdeaconry, Ven. David Obiagbaoso and Revd Canon Raymond Nwafor chaplain Aguata Diocesan Lay Readers witnessed the licensing.