Bishop Aloysius Agbo gave the advice during the Trinity Ordination of eleven priests and four deacons at Saint Paul’s Cathedral Nsukka
The Clergyman also urged the newly ordained priests to put into practices what they were taught during their training.
While calling on the wives of the priests to support their husbands in the work and to fulfill the promises they made before God, the Anglican Bishop prayed for God’s grace and favour on the Diocese.
In a sermon during the Ordination service, the Anglican Bishop of Ihiala Diocese, Rt. Reverend Professor Israel Okoye encouraged the Congregation to always observe moral principles. He said that Nigeria would overcome every challenge it was facing currently especially in the economy and security through prayers.
A friend of the Diocese, Mr John Nwabuike Ifejiofor noted that the spiritual uplift witnessed during the trinity ordination service showed that Nsukkka Diocese, Anglican Communion under the leadership of Rt. Rev. Aloysius Eze Agbo was on the right track.
One of the new priests, Reverend Oliver Ejiofor Onyeke prayed God to give him the grace to work effectively in his vineyard.
Expressing gratitude to God Almighty, Rev. Mathew Nnamdi Nkwachukwu who is the first ordained priest in his hamlet Amidi Ohemje Aku in Igbo Etiti Local Government Area of Enugu State observed that patience was a great virtue.
In a remark, Mr pius Nkwachukwu the father of Rev. Mathew Nnamdi Nkwachukwu revealed that God’s promise to him had been fulfilled with the ordination. Mr. pius Nkwachukwu who donated a piece of land to Church of Advent Amidi-Ohemje-Aku attributed the ordination of his son as a reward from God.
A cross section of people interviewed including Igwe Chris Okwor, Sabastine Odo and Chinedu Nkwachukwu described the ordained as God fearing.