BISHOP TORTO ORDAINS 8 DEACONS IN ACCRA....
Eight Brothers in the Anglican Diocese of Accra were on Saturday ordained into the Deaconate as Deacons by the Bishop of Accra, Right Reverend Dr. Daniel Sylvanus Mensah Torto at the St. Paul Anglican Church, La in Accra.
The newly ordained Deacons were given the opportunity to declare to discharge their duties without failing the office of the Deaconate in caring for the Lord’s flock and resolve to exercise the ministry of word worthily, preaching the gospel and teaching the faith.
Calling on the Deacons to walk in the path of Christ and be holy, the Retreat Conductor, Rev’d. Canon (CSP) Selwyn Adama Okai urged the Deacons not to conform to the dictates of the world but rather be spotless and live through love in God’s presence as they continually avail themselves to the sacraments of penance and reconciliation.
Those ordained are Brother Jeremiah Nat Agawu, St. Mary, Tema Manhean; Brother Ebenzer Sarpei, St. Michael and All Angels, Korle Gonno; Brother Nii Lante Kumi-Bruce, St. Andrew, Abossey Okai; Brother Godfred Nii Odartei Quarcoopome, All Saints, Adabraka.
Others include Brother Abraham George Nunoo, Holy Cross, Ada-Foah; Brother Jehoshaphat Calys-Tagoe, Sacred Heart of Jesus, Amasaman; Brother Francis Bortey Borketey, St. Peter, Nungua and Brother George Frederick Hansen-Owoo, Cathedral Church of the Most Holy Trinity, Accra.
The ordination ceremony attracted members of the various parishes where the priests came from, as well as a host of faithful including clergy, family members and other religious leaders.
As part of corporate social responsibly the Guild of the Good Shepherd, Cathedral Chapter, each year visits some selected outstations of the Anglican Church and support them with toiletries, food items and clothing a sewing machine to deprived people in some churches in the community and other neighbouring communities. A member of the shepherd who died left a great legacy that is being continued by her children and this year has donated a sewing machine to a church to be given but to the needy
The Anglican Young People's Association (AYPA) of the Accra Diocese on Saturday 2nd March, made donations worth over GHS 13,000 to the Church's own training schoolfor priests and health facility - the St. Nicholas Seminary in Cape Coast and the Anglican Health Centre in Pokuase respectively, as well as to the Princess Marie Louise Hospital (known also as the Children Hospital) in Accra.