FULL TEXT + VIDEO: Primatial Address at the 14th General Synod of the Church of Nigeria, Anglican Communion.September 22, 2023
- Korede Akintunde
- August 28, 2023
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The Archbishop Vining Memorial Church Cathedral Ikeja, Lagos State in the Diocese of Lagos West, Anglican Communion witnessed a symbolic consecration of four Bishops and the presentation of two Archbishops and a new Dean of the Church in a powerful and glued service.
They are; The Rt. Rev’d Collins Babalola for Diocese of Ajayi Crowther, The Rt. Rev’d Festus Nwafili for the Diocese of Ndokwa, The Rt. Rev. Ifedola Okupevi for the Diocese of Lagos, and The Rt. Rev’d Ebenezer. O. Saiki for Diocese of Akoko- Edo.
The Archbishops are; The Most Revd Dr. Michael Fape for the Province of Lagos and the Most Revd Dr. Timothy Yahaya for the Province of Kaduna.
The New Dean of the Church of Nigeria, Anglican Communion is The Most Revd Dr. Blessing Enyindah of Ikwere Diocese who also holds the position of the Vice Chairman of the Church of Nigeria-owned Television Advent Cable Network Nigeria Television, ACNNTV.
The Archbishop Metropolitan and Primate of Nigeria, The Most Rev’d Dr. Henry C. Ndukuba led the impactful service. In contrast, The Most Rev’d Joseph Akinfenwa of Ibadan Diocese gave a lucid and highly in-depth sermon.
Eminent personalities graced the occasion were the governor of the state Babajide Sanwo-Olu who was represented by his wife, former governor of Ogun State Senator Gbenga Daniel, and Wole Olanipekun SAN, The Primate of the West African Province, The Most Revd Dr Cyril Kobina Ben-Smith and Primate of the African Church in Nigeria, Archbishop Julius Olayinka Osayande Abbe among others.
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