Trinity Feast Onitsha Basilica Agog

… Mystery of Trinity Beyond Man’s knowledge- Chancellor with Activities

By Sunny A. Ijomah

The Basilica of the Most Holy Trinity, Onitsha was a beehive of activities last Sunday as Priests and Faithful commemorated the Solemnity of the Holy Trinity with a high mass inside the  Basilica and elaborate fanfare at the Basilica Square.

The Chancellor of the Archdiocese Very Rev. Fr. Dr. Prudentius Emeka Aroh who stood in for the Archbishop of Onitsha, Most Reverend Valerian Okeke, in his opening remarks, said Trinity is not only a reflection of three Gods in one but a deep mystery beyond human knowledge.

He pointed out that God is not only a deep mystery but that faith is the foundation of our relationship with God.

Fr. Aroh spoke on the need and beauty of relationships and urged the faithful to limit the

relationship differences among them, if they must reap the blessings of the Holy Trinity.

In a homily, Rev. Fr. John Ezeanowai said the belief in the Holy Trinity is the basis of which we are christians.

According to him, before one is baptised, he must believe in the Holy Trinity. ”When you look at the mystery of a human being, you will never fail to wonder what is behind creation.”

Fr. Ezeanowai pointed out that during the Baptism of Jesus Christ, the Holy Spirit played a role when it acknowledged Jesus Christ as “my beloved son in whom I am well pleased”.

While Fr. Ezeanowai highlighted the distinctive roles of the Holy Trinity, he urged the faithful not to hide their various God given talents for the body of Christ and good of the society.

”When you begin to hide your God given gifts, you are not helping the body of Christ”, Fr. Ezeanowai said.

At the Basilica Square where various activities were

held, Rector of the Basilica, Rev. Fr. Francis Nwokedi Ezumezu, hailed all the Basilica Parish families for turning out en-mass to make the event successful.

The event featured march-past by school pupils of different schools debate, gymnastics display and cultural dances.