A call has gone to the Anglican Church for the consecration of women priests.
According to Governor Rotimi Akeredolu who made the call at the 13th Synod of the Anglican Church, Owo Diocese, there are more spirit-filled and better women to take up the task of priests now.
He told his audience at the Saint Paul’s Church, Okeluse in Ose Local Government Area of the state venue of the 3vent, to be faithful in all their dealings with God and humans, emphasizing the need to be watchful and be on the right track with the Lord throughout the journey on earth.
The Governor who is also the Chancellor of the Diocese of Owo, was accompanied by his Special Adviser on Union Matters and Special Duties, Mr Dare Aragbaye, who is also a Bishop nominee to the synod.
The synod had the theme, “Abiding Fruitfulness”.
He enjoined the people to continue to adhere strictly to all Covid-19 protocols, particularly in ensuring that the Delta variant doesn’t spread among the people of the state.
“Last year, there was problem. The whole world was shut down. There were not many synods that were held. We have many reasons to thank God for this year. But don’t take this Covid-19 for granted, particularly when you look at the Delta variant that has just come in. It’s more dangerous than what we have before. This will be my appeal to most of us, especially if you have not been vaccinated. I want to advise us, take time to obey the COVID-19 protocols. Wear your mask, wash your hands.”
Bishop of Owo Diocese, Reverend Stephen Fagbemi, stated that bearing fruit is very important to Christians spiritual growth, adding that it symbolises the message of Jesus to his church.
He said producing abiding fruits is a precursor to a more intimate relationship between God and believers.