I am happy to inform you that on 16th November, 2013 this year, the Holy Trinity through His mercy and love, provided us with the five ordained Deacons through laying on of my hands in a colorful Sunday Divine Liturgy.
The Deacons are: Jared Otieno Ochieng from Christ the King parish Orongo near Kisumu, Martin Wasakato from St. Cecilia Nakhwana near Bungoma, George Vincent Ochieng’, Charles Ojwang’ and Raphael Omondi Otana, all the three are from the Holy family parish Sigomre. The sixth Deacon was a friendly Deacon who is aspiring to join us.
All the five Deacons are effective in their apostolate and I am proud of them.
July 2-5 EOC congregants from Africa and North America will converge in Halmstad, Sweden to participate in a retreat and conference hosted by Bp. Thomas and St. Peter’s Church. It is anticipated that all the African Bishops of the EOC will be in attendance.
May 15 – 29 – Bp. Jerold Gliege travelled to Uganda and Kenya to receive Bishop Tom Kiizza of the Holy Universal Church into the fellowship and communion of the EOC. It was a moving service of reception along with the ribbon cutting of a newly constructed Church. Bishop Tom has congregations through out Uganda. After several days Bp. Jerold traveled to Kisumu, Kenya where he, along with the Bishops Denis of Rwanda, Telesphore of Burundi and Tom of Uganda participated in the consecration of Fr. Albert Odul Nyanje to the episcopacy. Bp. Albert will serve as the EOC Bishop in Kenya and has a good number of Churches under his care.
Consecration of Father Albert
Receiving Bp. Tom into the EOC
L to R ... Bp. Denis, Bp. Tom, Bp. Jerold, newly consecrated Bp. Albert, Bp. Telesphore