The Church of Nigeria (Anglican Communion) has ordained Venerable Benjamin Ameh Enwuchola; Reverend Canon Prince Christian Anyim; and the Most Reverend Isaac Adeniji as bishops.
The trio were bishops-elect from the Diocese of Otukpo, Benue State; Isuikwuato-Umunneochi, Abia State; and Ilaje, Ondo State respectively.
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The consecration which took place on Tuesday saw a large turnout of Anglican devotees, well-wishers and Christian devotees at the Cathedral Church of Advent in Life Camp, Gwarimpa, Abuja.
Archbishop, Metropolitan and Primate of All Nigeria, Bishop Henry C. Ndukuba has urged the newly consecrated Bishops to stand firm in their faith.
He expressed his trust in God that the new bishops will lead the people in the fear of God with knowledge and understanding.
“We thank God for the gift of God’s church ministry. The ministry of the church is for all believers, the mission of the church is for all believers, but God generally calls people among believers to be servants, leaders, teachers and people who will represent him for feed people so that everyone does it efficiently. what God has called us to do.
“Because of this, we believe that God has raised up these ministers of God called to be bishops whom we have consecrated today and we thank God for their lives. We encourage them to stand firm in their faith, to cling to their faith and the word of God and to continually nourish themselves and all the people of God with the truth of the word of God and the sacraments of our new covenant in Jesus Christ,” Ndukuba said.
He also instructed the new bishops to be merciful to all and to defend those who have no helpers.
One of the newly consecrated Bishops, the Most Reverend Isaac Adeniji of Ilaje Diocese, Ondo State, said they will not disappoint God and the Church in carrying out their duties.
He also promised that they would continue to pray for Nigeria as it prepares to hold general elections in 2023.
He said, “All glory and power and worship be upon God for all that he has done in our lives, especially in deeming us worthy to be part of this consecration service. We never dreamed of it, even though it is the wish of all priests to become a bishop, but certainly not all priests will become bishops, I believe it has always been God.
“It is my prayer that the Church of God continues to deliver. I am the Bishop of the Diocese of Ilaje, which is in the Ecclesiastical Province of Ondo. It is a coastal area, God will make his work is the work of God, he will do his work.
“We will not disappoint God, we will not disappoint Nigeria, we will not disappoint our family, we will not disappoint our diocese who gave us to another diocese.”
The event, which saw the official presentation of the Archbishop of the Ecclesiastical Church of Ibadan, Oyo State, Bishop Abiodun Olaoye, was also used to pray for the welfare of the nation.