ORTHODOX | ENTHRONEMNET | GULU BISHOP
KAMPALA - The leadership of the Uganda Orthodox Church has announced a change in the programme of the consecration of the newly elevated Orthodox Bishop of the Holy Diocese of Gulu and Northern Uganda, His Grace Nectarios Kabuye.
According to the Metropolitan of the Holy Metropolis of Kampala and Western Uganda, His Eminence Archbishop Jeronymos Muzeeyi, Kabuye will be enthroned at St. Laverentos Orthodox Cathedral, Gulu (in Gulu City) on Saturday, March 5, 2022.
The Divine Liturgy will start at 9:00am.
Addressing a press conference at St. Nicholas Orthodox Cathedral, Namungoona, in Lubaga Division on Wednesday (March 2, 2022), Archbishop Muzeeyi said the leadership of the Uganda Orthodox Church had shifted the event from Sunday (March 6) to Saturday (March 5, 2022) because of some unforeseen circumstances.
“Initially we had planned Sunday, March 6, 2022 as the day for the enthronement of our brother and concelebrant, Nectarios Kabuye. However, we realized this date would not be convenient. So, we decided to have it on Saturday, March 5 (2022),” said Muzeeyi.
Archbishop Muzeeyi called upon the Orthodox Christians and all Ugandans of goodwill to grace the function, which he referred to as very important for the Church and the country.
“We want the function to be a dignified one, which is why we call for your participation and presence. We have invited President Museveni and we expect him to come. sure he will come, We also expect dignitaries from our neighboring countries; Kenya, Rwanda, Burundi, Tanzania, DRC,” Muzeeyi said.
In his latter remarks, Muzeeyi thanked the local media, the government and all Ugandans for the moral and material support they made towards his enthronement function.
“From the stories we saw in the media and from what we heard people say, the function was marvelous. The instalment of Bishop Silvestros Kisitu, the Bishop of Jinja and Esatern Uganda, was also a great event. Thank you for your generosity and support. Please extend the same generosity and moral support to our brother Nectarios Kabuye. We want his function to be as glamorous as ours,” Muzeeyi said.