The Rt. Rev. Nectarios Kabuye, who will be enthroned as the Orthodox Bishop of Gulu and Nothern Uganda on Saturday, March 5, 2022. Photos by Mathias Mazinga
Mathias Mazinga
Journalist @New Vision

The leadership of the Uganda Orthodox Church has changed the date of the installation of the Orthodox Bishop of Gulu and Northern Uganda, His Grace Nectarios Kabuye.  

According to Metropolitan 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 9:00 am.
The Orthodox Archbishop, His Eminence Metropolitan Jeronymos Muzeeyi addressing the press as Fr. John Kibuuka Bbosa looks on at St. Nicholas Orthodox  Cathedral, Namungoona, in Kampala on March 2, 2022

The Orthodox Archbishop, His Eminence Metropolitan Jeronymos Muzeeyi addressing the press as Fr. John Kibuuka Bbosa looks on at St. Nicholas Orthodox Cathedral, Namungoona, in Kampala on March 2, 2022

Addressing a press conference at St. Nicholas Orthodox Cathedral, Namungoona, in Lubaga Division on Wednesday (March 2, 2022), Archbishop Muzeeyi gave an explanation for the change.

“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 neighbouring countries; Kenya, Rwanda, Burundi, Tanzania, DRC,” Muzeeyi said.

In his 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 installment of Bishop Silvestros Kisitu, the Bishop of Jinja and Eastern 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.

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