Anglican Diocese of Sekondi @ 40: Christians urged to emulate Christ

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The Archbishop of Internal Province of Ghana and Bishop of Mampong Anglican Diocese, Most Reverend Cyril Ben-Smith, has urged Christians to emulate the life of Christ, have an experience with him, follow his examples, express the examples to others and have an encounter with him.

Most Rev Ben-Smith made these comments at the 40th anniversary celebration of the Anglican Diocese in Sekondi.

Most Rev Cyril Ben-Smith is the Archbishop of Internal Province of Ghana and Bishop of Mampong Anglican Diocese

Speaking on Mark 9:50 from the Bible, the man of God entreated Christians to be as salt and live in peace with one other.

“Salt is good, but if it loses its saltiness, how can you make it salty again? Have salt among yourselves, and be at peace with each other,” he admonished.

He added, “When we look at the life of Jesus Christ, we find a wonderful example of love for others and dedication to God. Whoever loves Jesus has the desire to imitate, or emulate, his attitudes, because Jesus was the perfect man and that’s the good emulation”.

The Anglican Diocese of Sekondi was carved out of the Accra Diocese in the Province of West Africa alongside three other dioceses namely Cape Coast, Koforidua and Sunyani-Tamale on the 18th of October, 1981.

The diocese in its 40 years of existence has been shepherded by four Bishops namely, Late Rt. Rev. T.S.A Annobil, Rt. Rev. Andrew K F Okoh, Rt. Rev. Col. John K Otoo and currently Rt. Rev. Alexander K. Asmah.

The vision of the Anglican Diocese is to have a transformed diocese marked by love of the Lord, Unity and Service to society.

It also has a mission to herald a Unified and Productive Diocese dedicated to a life of love, reverence for the Lord and service to society through teamwork, Christian devotion, discipline, diligence, hard work, evangelism, social service, fairness and justice.

The 40th anniversary celebration of the Anglican Diocese was held at the St. Andrews The Apostle Cathedral Church, Sekondi.

It saw in attendance the Archbishop of Internal Province of Ghana and Bishop of Mampong Anglican Diocese, Rt. Rev. Col. John K Otoo, Rt. Rev. Alexander K. Asmah, the clergy, Former Speaker of Parliament, Ebenezer Sekyi Hughes, traditional authorities, political heads, members of all Parishes of the Diocese, among others.

By Victoria Nana Amoh|3news.com|Ghana