THE 1ST SESSION OF THE 5TH SYNOD OF
THE DIOCESE OF ABA NGWA NORTH
BY HIS LORDSHIP
RT. REV. NATHAN C.O. KANU PhD, JP. Bishop, Diocese of Aba Ngwa North
BE OF THE CHURCH NOT IN THE CHURCH
(John 17:14 & 16; Rom.12:2)
ALL SAINTS’ CATHEDRAL ABAYI UMUOCHAM
FROM THURSDAY 10TH – SUNDAY 13TH OCTOBER, 2019
Oh God our Father, we heartily thank, and adore You for granting us another opportunity to gather as a Diocese to worship You, fellowship together and seek the good of your Church and our society.
We sincerely confess that we have not been the Church You called us to be. The Gospel of salvation in Christ, we have grossly adulterated; the way of righteousness and peace, we have abandoned. We have followed the ways and devices of our hearts. The worldly garments we are meant to cast off, we have preferred and adored; we have left your Church Spiritually impoverished but worldly enriched that it has become so difficult to differentiate between The Church and The World. Have mercy on us, for Christ's sake, we pray.
Visit us as we gather and use this synod to create in us the right Spirit in our heart, mind, and body. Cause every member of our Diocese in particular and the Church in general to seek a deeper and personal knowledge of Christ that conforming to His image, we may become the agents of positive and godly transformation of our world.
Bless the leadership of our Diocese and National Church. May all who put their trust in you be clothed with righteousness and empowered to your glory, honor and the redemption of the world. These we ask through Him who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, Jesus the Christ our Lord. Amen.
Beloved people of God,
It is with a heart of joy and sense of responsibility that we welcome you to this first session of the fifth synod of our dear Diocese. We sincerely ask that you join us to thank, adore, and worship our God and Father, the Desire of all ages and our Rock for the grace to gather once again in this holy convocation. To Him be all glory, honor and adoration now till the end of the age. Amen. More