By Ronald Kabuye
The Bishop for central and Eastern provinces of Uganda in the Evangelical orthodox Church (Antiochian rite) and also the chairperson for Christian Ecumenical Council Uganda CECU has officially launched the committee to organize martyrs day celebrations from 2nd to 3rd June at Mamre international Prayer Centre Namugongo Janda.
The celebration will see over 18 bishops from their uniting body of ecumenism CECU both in and outside Uganda, various government and opposition officials attend the function that will be preceded with deliverance over night prayers on 2nd June under the theme you will be my witness Acts 1:8
The organizing committee is chaired by Mrs Christine Kajumba deputized by Mrs Goreti Masiika with its Treasurer being miss Justine Nanyonjo.
When asked whether they have any attachment to the Uganda martyrs to warrant their celebration, the charismatic Bishop said that martyrs are for all Ugandans and those who follow Jesus Christ not the religions.
“Martyrs ceased to be for religions they now belong to Uganda, secondly some of us are related to some of these martyrs and thirdly martyrs died for Jesus Christ not religion. This means every Christian who follows and believes in Jesus Christ our Savior, every Ugandan and those related to the martyrs have a strong attachment to the martyrs and so they must celebrate them.” Bishop Kibuuka Said
it should be noted that six religious dominions unit under CECU and these are Evangelical Orthodox Church, Orthodox Anglican Church, World Wide Anglican Church, Universal Peace Federation, Brazilian Catholic Apostolic Church and Charismatic Episcopal Church and the same celebration will rotate to each Every year.
It should be noted that this is the second time the same celebration are to be held at Mamre international prayer centre ever since Bishop Jacinto Kibuuka was dismissed from the Roman Catholic Church under the guise of disobedience by the Kampala Roman Catholic archbishop Dr. Cyprian Kizito Lwanga.
By Ronald Kabuye