By Odogwu Emeka Odogwu
The Bishop of Eha Amufu, Anglican Diocese in Enugu State, the Right Reverend Dan Olinya has tasked Church leaders on the need to return Churches to its original roles of working for the peace and unity of society, rather than the divisive tendencies currently obtainable.
Bishop Olinya spoke as a guest preacher at the Centenary anniversary of the Anglican Church in Aguleri at the Holy Trinity Church Parish Igboezunu, Aguleri in Anambra East Council Area.
He traced the history of Christianity in Igbo Land and Aguleri in particular, and stressed that fathers of the Christian faith were dedicated and steadfast in faith which he noted was why they surmounted all obstacles confronting them.
Right Reverend Olinya, while urging Christians to go back to the ancient tenets of the faith, stressed that if the Church must recover her lost glory, they must work with the government in unity.
The Bishop of Diocese of the Niger West, the Right Reverend Johnson Ekwe, stressed that the Church of Jesus Christ was one united entity, adding that everyone would give account of their stewardship on the last day.
Addressing the congregation, Governor Willie Obiano expressed his total support of ecumenism, commending the Church for trying to promote it.
Archbishop Emeritus Province on the Niger, Most Reverend Christian Efobi, Auxiliary Catholic Bishop of Onitsha Archdiocese, Most Reverend Dennis Isizoh, among other clergy, attended the Centenary Service which featured choir renditions, dedication and commissioning of the Centenary Vicarage by the Governor.
His Lordship, Most Rev. Dr. Johnson Ekwe (the Anglican Bishop of Niger West) presented award to Obiano and wife, Ebele and some prominent worshippers, while His Lordship, Rt. Rev Paul. A. Udogu, the Bishop of Afikpo Diocese, was the convener of the Aguleri Centenary Celebration.