Forty Anglican faithful have been initiated into the Knighthood order of Saint Christopher and Lady of Bethany respectively in the Anglican Diocese of Aguata.
The event which was performed by the Anglican Bishop of Aguata Diocese, Right Reverend Samuel Ezeofor took place at the Cathedral Church of Saint John Ekwulobia.
The investiture ceremony is the third in series since the creation of Aguata Diocese in 2005 and first to be performed by Right Reverend Samuel Ezeofor since he became the Bishop of Aguata Diocese three years ago.
In a sermon during the ceremony, Bishop Ezeofor charged Christian Knights to always live a life worthy of the Divine calling and said that it is a privilege for Christians to be called by God and charged the faithful to accept Jesus as their saviour and Lord.
Bishop Ezeofor urged those that were made Knights of the church to understand their roles as Disciples of Christ at all times, even as he reminded them of the need to endure hardship as soldiers of Christ and that of the cross.
Right Reverend Ezeofor who is the National Chairman of the Evangelical Fellowship in the Anglican Communion while charging the novices that were made Knights to take full responsibility of defending the Christian faith, urged Christians to always render services that would be acceptable to God.
In various interviews, the Deputy Majority leader of the Anambra State House of Assembly, Sir Emeka Aforka who was initiated into the Knighthood order of Saint Christopher and Justice Peace Otti who was made a lady of Bethany during the event promised to use their new positions in winning souls for Christ in addition to defending the church.
The President of Aguata Diocesan Council of Knights, Sir Isaiah Ezeezika,The president Aguata Diocesan Women’s Ministry, Mrs Chinyere Ezeofor, the flag bearer of the All Progressives Grand Alliance, Professor Chukwuma Soludo, All Progressives Congress standard bearer for the November sixth Governorship election in Anambra State, Sir Andy Ubah, his Peoples Democratic Party counterpart, Chief Valentine Ozigbo and Wife of the former Vice President of Nigeria, Mrs Ifeoma Ekwueme attended the service.
The Chancellor of the Diocese, Justice Pete Obiora led the Diocesan legal team with about twenty Judges of the High Court and thirteen Magistrates who attended the ceremony.