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Nigerians have been counseled to be challenged by the victory Easter brought in their quest to create an egalitarian society. They were also urged to ensure that the victory of Easter also manifested in all they do towards the general elections in 2019.

Nigerians have been counseled to be challenged by the victory Easter brought in their quest to create an egalitarian society. They were also urged to ensure that the victory of Easter also manifested in all they do towards the general elections in 2019.


Bishop of the Anglican Diocese of Egbu who gave the advice in his sermon during the maiden Easter Cantata of the Diocese of Egbu, with the theme "His Resurrection-Our Victory" held at the Bishop's court, Egbu,Owerri North LGA, Imo State,promised to sustain the musical feast. He urged all faithful to take advantage of the victory Jesus won for them on the cross by leading righteous life.
Taking his text from the Gospel of St. John chapter 20 verses 6 and 7 he explained the essence of the napkin, drawing an analogy from a Hebrew culture of folding a napkin and carefully having it in place or abandoning it after use. He pointed out that the scarf or napkin as it related to the burial of their death signified that they were not decent rather unclean especially when thrown away after use. He explained that with the folding of the napkin and carefully placed in the grave at the resurrection of Christ was indicative of His going to come back.
The Bishop admonished all to prepare for the second coming of our Lord Jesus Christ by showing love to all as he encouraged them to do away with all uncleanliness in their lives. Speaking the Chairman of the eventvand former Speaker of the House of Representative, Rt. Hon.Emeka Iheadioha said he was not surprised the Bishop of Egbu,Rt Rev Okorafor has instituted  the cantata in the Diocese beginning with the Chapel of the Holy Spirit in the Bishopcourt . The Bishop he said has in the last four years shared in similar annual event in his country home. While urging the sustainance of the event he encouraged other Dioceses in the Province to emulate Egbu and adopt such innovative forum for the praise of God stressing that God dwells in the praises of His people. Hon Ihedioha regretted that he was always misunderstood with some of his statements misinterpreted and given political connotations.
He assured the people of Imo State that by next Easter when the event would hold again the State would obviously be in the verge of ushering and witnessing a change in government, when good governance, with the fear of God would be enthroned. The only lesson of the service taking from the Gospel According to St. John20:1-17 was read by Dame Comfort Obi. Earlier the Chairman of the Planning Committee of the maiden Easter Cantata, Dr. Uchechukwu Uchehara said the gathering provided a rare privilege for their guests to be connected to God's special blessings. He explained that the Cantata was concerned not only to sing praises to the Almighty God but also the launch for the completion of the Bishop's Chapel under construction. He expressed the hope that their guests would rise to the clarion call through the donations. 

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