By Ronald Kabuye
The Christian Ecumenical Council Uganda CECU which brings together six religions under the Chairmanship of Bishop Jacinto Kibuuka has revealed their arrangements for the 3rd June martyrs day celebrations at mamre international prayer center namugongo Janda.
According to Bishop Kibuuka, who also doubles as the Bishop for central and Eastern provinces of uganda in the evangelical orthodox Church EOC (Antiochian Catholic rite) the celebration will see over 20 bishops from their uniting body of ecumenism CECU both within 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 charismatic Bishop emphasized that it’s incumbent upon everyone Christian and Ugandan to celebrate the day since martyrs died for their faith and believe in Jesus Christ who is the master of every Christian and God not for religion.
He said that as CECU they resolved every year to celebrate the martyrs days and celebrations will rotated with each member organising for other convene and celebrate in unison.
The event was budgeted for 400 million shillings and each member dominion will contribute a particular amount.
meanwhile in the unprecedented way, Bishop Kibuuka banned alcohol, related liquors and pork during the celebrations saying besides respecting other religions, they are the main source of immorality and evil acts during such celebrations.
The six dominions that unit under CECU include Evangelical Orthodox Church, Orthodox Anglican Church, World Wide Anglican Church, Universal Peace Federation, Brazilian Catholic Apostolic Church and Charismatic Episcopal Church