Alleluyah, Alleluyah, Alleluyah!
Christ is risen. He is risen indeed!
The whole congregation of God’s people [Christians] in the week past, went to Jerusalem as Jesus triumphantly entered the city, riding on a donkey in fulfillment of prophecies of old. And there he was delivered to the Chief Priests and the Scribes, and they condemned Him to death, delivered Him to the Gentiles to mock and scourge and crucify Him, and on the third day He rose up.
Once again the Church, the people of God have stood up to be counted. Christ the foundation of the Church has descended to the depths and risen up in glory as the first born. For, as 1 Corinthians 15: 16-20 puts it,“For if the dead are not raised, then Christ has not been raised either. And if Christ has not been raised, your faith is futile; you are still in your sins. Then those also who have fallen asleep in Christ are lost. If only for this life we have hope in Christ, we are of all people most to be pitied.But Christ has indeed been raised from the dead, the first fruits of those who have fallen asleep.” [NIV]
Recent happenings in our country with armed robbers taking the law in their hands, going around harassing and killing helpless people in broad daylight; certain persons caught with grenades somewhere in Odorkor, have been a course for concern and put fear in the citizenry. The Anglican Church wishes to add its voice to call on the authorities especially the security agencies to up their game to alleviate this fear in the people.
The Akans have a proverb “Wu nyanku da, na wu da”, If your brother or neighbour sleeps, then you can sleep also. For our neigbours: political unrest in Togo, deadly bomb attacks on the French Embassy and Military Headquarters in Burkina Faso, and political unrest in Cote D’Ivoire, all have repercussions on our country Ghana. We again plead with the authorities in these countries to let sanity prevail in their countries so that together we can raise the Community of West African States (Ecowas) up into cohesion and prosperity.
Accra is still wallowing in filth. It is an old adage, “train up the child the way he should go, and when he is of age he will never depart from it”. People who live and ply the capital city have left or were not taught anything about cleanliness. Garbage have engulfed the city and one wonders, whether the people tasked to keep the city clean are not doing their work, or the work have overwhelmed them. Something drastic needs to be done and not empty slogans. Let us all put our shoulders to the wheel once and for all. We shall overcome.
He is risen indeed!!!
This year’s ASSA rally was held on the 18th of June 2016 at the El-Wak Sports Stadium. It was attended by all the Archdeaconries within the Accra diocese. We had a total of two thousand six hundred and eighty-four (2684) children and the teachers numbering one hundred and ninety-seven (197).
The day begun with singing of Sunday school songs led by bro Shadrack Adotey. The gathering was addressed by bro Reginald Adotey on behalf of the ASSA President and Rev. Fr. Adade, Director of the Youth and Children’s Ministry.
The Anglican Women Ministry of the Diocese of Accra has participated in the annual World Day of Prayer service which was held at the Nativity Presbyterian Church, La in the Greater Accra region.
This year’ serviceon the theme “Receive Children. Receive me” formed part of a global celebration observed by Christian communities throughout the world who have a continuing relationship in prayer and service.