This year’s Ecumenical Service between the Christian Council of Ghana and the Ghana Catholic Bishops’ Conference took place at the Mary Mother of Good Counsel Catholic Church (MMGCCC), Airport West –Accra. The annual event which brings together stakeholders from the Christian Council of Ghana (CCG) on one hand and the Catholic Church in Ghana on the other hand, had quite a representation from both parties.
The Ecumenical Service held on Wednesday May 16, 2018 and presided over by the Archbishop of Cape Coast, Most Rev. Matthias Nketsiah had the theme, “Unity with Christ and with each other for peace and mutual upbringing”, (Romans 14:19). In his opening prayer Bishop Nketsiah asked God for unity and peace among Christians.
The Secretary General of GCBC, Rev. Fr. Lazarus Anondee, in an address to relate the purpose of the gathering said that the gathering of the CCG and GCBC was done every year to enable them deliberate on very important and pertinent issues in the areas of health, religion, society and so on that affect the country. He also alluded to the fact that the gathering was a demonstration of the prayer that our Lord Jesus prayed in the Book of John 17, that His disciples may be one just as He and His Father were one.
In his sermon to conclude the day-long gathering, Rt. Rev. Dr. Seth Agidi, the Chairman of CCG, entreated that despite the divisions that exist among Christians and in society in general due to segregation based on power, wealth, occupations and status, Christian unity could be achieved through our love for God, expressed in love, fellowship, tolerance and righteous towards one another.
The event was animated by MMGCCC Mass Choir, who sang melodiously to inspire the gathering.
Intercessory prayers were offered for political Leaders in Ghana; Christian Leaders; unity among Christians; peace, stability and development in Ghana and for the vulnerable and marginalized persons.
By CCO News