17 July 2018

Nigeria: Anglican Church Abolishes Wedding Before Traditional Marriage

Anglican Bishop of Aguata Diocese, Anambra State, Rt Reverend Samuel Ezeofor has abolished the wedding of couples in the diocese without first performing their traditional marriage rites.

Bishop Ezeofor who announced this at the Cathedral Church of Saint John Ekwulobia in Aguata Local Government Area during a thanksgiving service to mark the end of the first session of the fifth Synod of Aguata Diocese, urged would be couples to first observe the traditional marriage rites before wedding in the Church.

Ezeofor who is the President of the Synod charged Christians to take active part in the nation's electoral processes, even as he urged eligible voters to endeavour to obtain their Permanent Voter Cards in order to exercise their franchise during the 2019 general elections and subsequent ones in the country.

Contributing, the Episcopal Secretary of the Church of Nigeria Anglican Communion and Bishop of Okigwe South Diocese, Right Reverend David Onuoha who called for more synergy between the government and the Church in development, urged the federal government to sustain efforts in ending the menace of herdsmen in the country.

Earlier in a sermon, the guest preacher, Venerable Israel Odita of the Diocese on the Niger who described conversion as necessary foundation for Christian life, called on Nigerians to get connected to God in order to reap His abundant blessings.

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