FULL TEXT + VIDEO: Primatial Address at the 14th General Synod of the Church of Nigeria, Anglican Communion.September 22, 2023
- Korede Akintunde
- July 24, 2023
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The Archbishop Metropolitan, Primate of all Nigeria and the Bishop of Abuja Diocese, Anglican Communion, His Grace the Most Revd. Dr. Henry Ndukuba declared that the greatest gift God gave to His people is Himself by His Holy Spirit.
Archbishop Ndukuba made this assertion during his second episcopal visit to the Cathedral Archdeaconry for the service of holy communion, confirmation & admission of candidates into the girls’ guild, women’s guild, and mothers’ union on Sunday 16th of July 2023 at the Cathedral Church of the Advent Life camp, Abuja.
He said God’s gift to his people is not only good health, prosperity, material blessing, or fighting our battles, it is Himself, which is greater than silver and gold, something that the world cannot give or take away, something that God only gives to His People. it is the mark of God’s ownership in the life of those who believe in the Holy Spirit.” “For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and loose his soul?
Watch the full sermon Here;
According to the Primate, whenever God wants to move in a situation or a place, he starts by raising a people with His Holy Spirit. He distinguished that sometimes when we wander away from the ways of God and follow the devices and desires of our hearts, we may experience drought, scarcity, feel pressured, lose focus, or get distracted. This is because the works of the flesh are manifest and it goes on to enumerate them, adultery, Fornication, and all sorts of wickedness.
Primate Ndukuba expressed sympathy towards the recent happening in the nation; he said “Nigeria is richly blessed, but unfortunately, we are facing the locust and it seems that there is no end to our suffering, the land is in pain, the people are devastated and one of the greatest havocs that will befall a man or a woman, a family or a nation is for the people to be ruled by their enemies or by people who never knew or feared God.”
Archbishop Ndukuba prayed that the Lord will intervene and break the yoke, turn around the nation’s captivity, and end every devastation.
Also present at the service was Mama Nigeria, Anglican Communion, Mrs. Angela Ndukuba.
The Primate was assisted by a team of clergy from the Archdeaconry; The Sub–Dean, Cathedral Church of the Advent life camp, Gwarinpa; the Ven. Ephraim Akanyan who presented the candidates. Others were the Canon Residential of the Cathedral, The Ven. Dr. Olayemi Fatusi, The Ven. Ovie Ezimeruwe, The Ven. Amos G. Adebayo, The Rev’d Canon Jacob A. Ibietan, The Rev’d Obum O. Nnadi, The Rev’d Ebelechukwu Nwankwo, and The Revd. Barnabas G. Sule. Subsequently, the renewal of vows was read and 70 candidates were confirmed through the laying of hands by the Primate.
Meanwhile, the primate admitted 10 girls into the girl’s guild, 12 women into the women’s guild, and 6 mothers into the mother’s union and they were decorated.
Afterward, the newly confirmed candidates danced to the altar for Thanksgiving with their families.