Friday 19 July 2013

Joyful celebrations in Niassa and Angola

Let us join in joyful celebration with the Diocese of Niassa, as the first two Mozambican women are ordained deacons within the Anglican Church, on 21 July 2013. Their ordination will take place during the inauguration of the church dedicated to Yohannah Abdallah, the first Mozambican to be ordained into the priesthood 122 years ago. This follows the Diocesan Synod (held once every 3 years), and the celebration both of Diocesan Family day and of the 10th anniversary of Bishop Mark’s consecration. For all this, we praise God, from whom all blessings flow!

Please hold Claudina Cabral and Albertina Mucona, and those who will be ordained alongside them, in your prayers this weekend.

We also congratulate Bishop André on the tenth anniversary of his consecration, thanking God for his life and ministry in the Diocese of Angola. And we pray that God may continue to bless him and make him a channel of blessing to others.