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Adabraka Council of Churches exchange pulpits in spirit of ecumenism

In a bid to make Christians of different Church traditions develop closer relationships and better understandings and efforts towards the visible and organic unity of different Christian denominations in some form, the Adabraka Council of churches have observed exchange of pulpits among its members.

The exchange of pulpits which forms part of the council’s annual activities, took place on Sunday July 21. The council of churches include; the Holy Spirit Cathedral, All Saints Anglican Church, Ascension Presbyterian Church and the Holy Hill Chapel Assemblies of God.

Very Rev.Fr. Emmanuel Addo from the All Saints Anglican Church concelebrated the mass with Rev.Fr.Emmanuel-Mary Ofori Srem at the Holy Spirit Cathedral .

In his homily, Fr. Addo touched on the Gospel reading which was taken from Luke 10:38-42. He said like Martha, many people choose servitude instead of combining it with the interest in God’s word.

He added that Christians should not allow their life of servitude to hinder them from listening to or taking interest in God’s word.

Meanwhile, a quiz competition has been slated for August 9 for member churches of the council. In preparation towards that, the Holy Spirit Cathedral on Sunday 21st July 2019, organized a quiz among contestants who will partake in the upcoming quiz on youth societal basis.

The societies were; the League of Tarcisians, Catholic Organisation for Social and Religious Advancement (COSRA), Knights and Ladies of the Altar (KNOLTA), Youth Lectors, Jnr. Marshallans, Cadets and Jnr. Auxilliary and the Knights and Ladies of St. John International (KSJI) as well as the Youth Choir of the Holy Spirit Cathedral.

The end of the quiz saw COSRA taking the 1st position, League of Tarcisians and KNOLTA took the 2nd position, the Jnr.Marshallans and Cadets and Jnr. Auxilliary of the KSJI came up 3rd.  The Youth Lectors and the Youth Choir placed 4th and 5th respectively.

Unity has always been a principal aim of the Catholic Church. Before the Second Vatican Council, the Catholic Church defined ecumenism as dialogue with other Christian groups in order to persuade these to return to a unity that they themselves had broken.

By : Alice Danquah // Radio Angelus

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