BISHOP, DIOCESE OF ANGLICAN COMMUNION, RT REVD. RALPH EBIRIEN CHARGED CHRISTIANS TO BE MORE COMMITTED IN THEIR SERVICE TO GOD THIS 2021
Written by miebaka ikiriko on January 13, 2021
The Bishop, Diocese of Niger Delta, Anglican Communion, Right Reverend Ralph Ebirien has charged Christians to remain more committed in their service to God this year, 2021
Right Reverend Ebirien gave the advised in a sermon during this year’s Diocesan Rededication and Holy Communion Service at Saint Cyprian’s Anglican Church, Hospital Road Port Harcourt.
The Anglican Cleric, who underscored the importance of humility in rendering undiluted service to God, stressed the need for Christians to remain humble and obedient to God pointing out that God scarified His only begotten son, Jesus Christ for the redemption of mankind.
Right Reverend Ebirien who spoke on the topic “Empty Self” enjoined Anglican faithful to empty themselves of pride to service God diligently this year, adding that the Diocesan rededication service which is an Annual event was for the renewal of their covenant with God.
Also speaking, the Vicar, Saint Cyprains Anglican Church, Bonny Archdeaconry, Venerable A. A Ogbidor implored Christians to live sacrificially and humbly to received God’s blessing.Venerable Ogbidor who noted with dismay the prevailing circumstances and challenges associated with the year 2020 expressed optimism of a bountiful harvest and God’s blessing in the year 2021 as a result of the rededication service.
Some of the Anglican faithful, including Princess Magdalene Harry, Emmanuel Caleb and Awaji Inomida Taribo Kache in separate interviews with Radios Rivers Correspondent Francis Golden shortly after the service remarked that the rededication service they have renewed their relationship with God and commended the Bishop for the spirit filled and impactful programme.
Highpoint of the rededication service was administration of Holy Communion and prayer for the Government, the State and the Church.