By Ronald Kabuye
Thousands of people on Sunday were witnesses as the Bishop for central and Eastern provinces of Uganda in the Evangelical Orthodox Church EOC (Antioch rite) Bishop Jacinto Kibuuka ordained five people into priesthood and ushered two priests from other religions into the EOC at Mamre international prayer centre namugongo Janda.
While ordaining and incardinating the priests, the ex communicated father from the Roman Catholic Church by the archibishop of Kampala Cyprian Kazito Lwanga conscreted Bishop in EOC in November last year, Bishop Jacinto Kibuuka urged them to selflessly serve God and His people, avoid greedy for money, property and all earthly things.
He further appealed to them not to despair or loose hope that God gave to them and also to always practice what they preach.
The charismatic Bishop said that in the two years period Mamre International prayer centre has existence, they have baptized over 3000 children and adults, opened up 25 branches and accumulated 11 land titles which were given to them by individuals.
The minister without portfolio in Ugandan government Al-hajji Abdul Naduli appealed to Bishop Kibuuka Jacinto to put more energy in economically empowering his congregation since its hard to manage a poor congregation.
Key to note among those ordained include the long time serving Catechist and co founder of Bukalango Based Mt.Sion Musomesa Emmanuel Kasule who was ordained as Permanent Deacon.
Those ordained as Reverend father include Alex Muke Thembo, Alex Twesigye Tempo formally deacons.
Others ordained include the leader of Mamre prayer center in Kagumu Kibuuku district Moses Lyomoki as a permanent Deacon and Vincent Ssemanda as transitional deacon.
While those that crossed from other religions include Father Konath Erusu and Father John Kizito Mayanja from Anglican church and the Orthodox Anglican Church respectively.
The two sworn the oath of allegiance to Bishop Kibuuka to henceforth work under his jurisdiction and supervision.
According to the charismatic Bishop, those ordained received their training both from Nairobi and Canada.
The same day was also used to celebrate Mamre international prayer centre second anniversary of existence.