frgavin on August 8th, 2009

159th Church of Nigeria Anglican Diocese Inaugurated

People from all walks of life visited Doko in Doko Local Government of Niger State to witness the inauguration of the newly created Doko Diocese and the enthronement of its pioneer Bishop.

The newly built 2,500 seat ultramodern Cathedral Church of St. Peter Doko was filled to capacity and the gallery too. Tents mounted outside the church were also filled but the people conducted themselves in an orderly manner.

The joy of a fulfilled dream of having a diocese of their own was full. It was singing and dancing galore with praises eulogizing God for His mercies support and encouragement. The combined choir gave a good account of themselves as they rendered special solemn melodious tunes with their sonorous voices to the admiration of Bishops laity and the clergy. Local musical groups are not left out adding colour in their indigenous language.

In his sermon of inauguration the Rt. Rev Sunday Timothy Gbade Adewole, bishop of Jebba Diocese who took his text from Revelation 3:7-13 said God has strategically placed Doko and its people there for a purpose. He said there is nothing God will do that does not have a reason. According to him what God requires of the new Diocese, its people both the clergy and laity is faithfulness to keep His words and not deny His name; to labour, spend and be spent for the Lord. He advised that they should not allow the fire to quench after inauguration and enthronement for faithfulness is not momentary, he said according to Joshua 1:8 the bible, the word of God must not depart from their mouth.

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