Discharge your duties with sincerity, Chaplin enjoins soldiers

The  Director of Chaplain Services, Roman Catholic Church, 81 Division, Nigerian Army, Brigadier General, (Very Rev. Fr.) Charles Iroegbu, has said that  Christmas Carol, can only become meaningful only when the military discharge their duties, with sincerity and truth. He made the observation while giving in his message titled, Incarnation, during the Christmas Carols of the 81 Division of the Nigerian Army, held at the Hipp house, Ikoyi, residence of the General Officer Commanding (GOC), Nigerian Army (NA), Major General Johnson Irefin. General Iroegbu linked the life of Christ dying…

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Christmas is a mystery same as Easter – Priest replies MFM overseer

A popular Catholic Priest, Reverend Father Chinenye Oluoma, has said that Christmas is celebrated by Christians as a mystery of the birth of Jesus Christ. Father Oluoma while replying the General Overseer of the Mountain of Fire Ministry (MFM), Dr Daniel Olukoya, noted that there were many practices in Christianity which were not recorded in the Bible. Recall that Dr Olukoya had said the reason his Ministry does not celebrate Christmas was because it was not recorded in the Bible, and Christ did not command his disciples to celebrate it. In…

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Recovery of your stolen destiny (2)

The first man Adam lost his destiny to Satan, the Devil through his wife Eve. Adam was not ignorant of his action of disobedience but the love for wealth and fame which Satan the Devil advertised to Eve was irresistible to him. Similarly mere porridge robbed Esau of his birthright. Elli the high Priest and Prophet in Israel lost his destiny and that of his household for his inability to correct the excesses of his children to God and the children of Israel. We can also consider the parable of…

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Comparing your family members with others

One of the most commonly used methods of discipline among parents is the use of comparison. It is a great misconception on the part of parents that when they compare their children with others, it would make them behave in a better way. Nobody likes being unfavourably compared with another person. It reduces the self- esteem of the person being compared. Parents should not compare their children with others in terms of behaviour, educational performance and other aspects of the child’s life. Some parents use words like “Can’t you see…

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Exorcist warns of rise in satanism among young people

Exorcist Father Francois Dermine for the Archdiocese of Ancona-Osimo in Italy said the problems of society can be blamed on a rise in “aggressive Satanism” in an article in Crux. Dermine said young people can be especially affected by demonic energies because of secularism, imagery in video games and a lack of role models. “Secularization leaves a void,” Dermine said. “Young people do not have anything to satisfy their spiritual and profound needs. They are thirsting for something, and the Church is not attractive anymore.” Dermine called the involvement of…

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2019 pilgrimage: Lalong to sponsor 1,100 Christians to Israel

Plateau State Governor and Chairman of the Northern Governors’ Forum, Barr. Simon Lalong has approved the sponsorship of 1,100 Christians to Israel for the 2019 pilgrimage. The Executive Secretary of the Plateau State Christian Pilgrims Board, Rev. Fr. George Gorap, who disclosed this to journalists in Jos, said the 2019 pilgrimage exercise would soon commence and all preparations were in the final stage by the board. “The ‘Rescue Administration’ of Governor Simon Lalong is sponsoring a total of 1,100 Christians on pilgrimage to Israel out of which 700 slots are…

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Hold on to the faith, Senior Apostle Morakinyo urges C&S members

  As Mother Esther Ajayi bags Agent of Restoration award The minister in charge of the Sacred C&S Church Worldwide (Christ Church, One Ago Model Parish, Agege), Senior Superintendent Apostle D.O Morakinyo has charged members of the C&S church to cling to the faith. He gave the counsel at the just concluded 49th adult harvest and Thanksgiving of the chch themed ‘Harvest if Restoration of Glory’. His words: “Let me remind you my brethren to grow richly in the word of God; live in the word, let us hold on…

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Ogbansiegbe to govt: Use religious leaders for national cohesion

The Archbishop of Christian Fellowship Group International and African Representative, Episcopal College of Bishops International, John Donaldson Ogbansiegbe, is a man of varied Competencies. Also a Barrister and writer, the clerics strongly believes that religious leaders wields awesome sphere of influence that ought be utilised to achieve national cohesion, in this interview with TAI ANYANWU   Recently you launched 10 of your latest books on the same day. Could you tell us a bit about your passion for writing? I discovered that God endowed me, amongst other things, with the…

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Daughters’ anniversary: A celebration of spirituality and beauty

It was a mild Saturday at Bogije on the Ibeju-Lekki axis of Lagos State. The ride through the ever busy Lekki-Epe Express remained suffocating as the stream of traffic  maneuvered through the pothole infested road, and constantly unsettled commuters At a modest worship arena not far from Oba Elemoro Shopping Complex, Bogije, the scenario was rather joyous. The Daughters of Divine Love were resplendent in their simple blue and yellow splashed on white background uniform (ASHO EBI). It was the sixth anniversary of the predominant women fellowship fondly called Daughters,…

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Church shelters victims of wildfire

As fires continue to rage across vast swathes of California, firefighters have been struggling to bring the flames under control. Now, with thousands being evacuated from their homes, many faith communities are being called upon to help. The most recent blaze to break out is the “Hillside Fire,” which has been spreading across the northern part of San Bernadino. The largest is the Kincade fire, which has burnt a staggering 76,825 acres. It is now 45% contained. Thankfully, despite ominous footage of flames encroaching on the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library…

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