Pictorial: Bishop Kanyama’s silver jubilee celebrations, ordains three priests

Dedza diocese of the Catholic Church on Saturday ordained three deacons to priesthood and celebrate silver jubilee of Bishop Emmanuel Kanyama and two priests into priesthood at a colourful ceremony which took place at St Martin Deporress Parish.

Parents going to the surrender their son to the Bishop.....Photo Jeromy Kadewere

Parents going to the surrender their son to the Bishop…..Photo Jeromy Kadewere

Dedza District Commissioner was present...Photo Jeromy Kadewere

Dedza District Commissioner was present…Photo Jeromy Kadewere

During the ordination ceremony...Photo Jeromy Kadewere

During the ordination ceremony…Photo Jeromy Kadewere

Nuns celebrated with the Bishop and the two priests....Photo Jeromy Kadewere

Nuns celebrated with the Bishop and the two priests….Photo Jeromy Kadewere

Part of the congregation...Photo Jeromy Kadewere

Part of the congregation…Photo Jeromy Kadewere

MP Juliana Lunguzi receiving Eucharist from Bishop Emmanuel Kanyama...Photo Jeromy Kadewere

MP Juliana Lunguzi receiving Eucharist from Bishop Emmanuel Kanyama…Photo Jeromy Kadewere

Dancing Ulemu kwa Mulungu Kumwamba...Photo Jeromy Kadewere

Dancing Ulemu kwa Mulungu Kumwamba…Photo Jeromy Kadewere

Bishop Emmanuel Kanyama welcoming his new priest as the mother to the ordained looks on.....Photo Jeromy Kadewere

Bishop Emmanuel Kanyama welcoming his new priest as the mother to the ordained looks on…..Photo Jeromy Kadewere

Beni dance added colour to the ceremony....Photo Jeromy Kadewere

Beni dance added colour to the ceremony….Photo Jeromy Kadewere

Religious unity as the Sheik wishes Bishop Kanyama all the best....Photo Jeromy Kadewere

Religious unity as the Sheik wishes Bishop Kanyama all the best….Photo Jeromy Kadewere

Archbishop Ziyaye also attended the mass....Photo Jeromy Kadewere (1)

Archbishop Ziyaye also attended the mass….Photo Jeromy Kadewere (1)

Bishop Kanyama ( centre) from left two priests who celebrated silver jubilee while to the right three deacons who were ordained priests...Photo Jeromy Kadewere

Bishop Kanyama ( centre) from left two priests who celebrated silver jubilee while to the right three deacons who were ordained priests…Photo Jeromy Kadewere

Bags of irish potato to the newly ordained priests...Photo Jeromy Kadewere

Bags of irish potato to the newly ordained priests…Photo Jeromy Kadewere

All the best  His Lordship...as if the nun is saying so....Photo Jeromy Kadewere

All the best His Lordship…as if the nun is saying so….Photo Jeromy Kadewere

The three deacons, who were ordained priests were Paul Abraham, Juliano Absalom and Kondwani Pinji, while the two priests, who celebrated Silver Jubilee together with His Lordship Kanyama were Fr Gerald Bwebwa and Fr Gracian Kalim’mawa.

Presiding over the ceremony, Bishop Kanyama said it was significant day for the diocese and the entire Roman Catholic Church in Malawi.

Bishop Kanyama described the ordination of the three priests as a gift to the diocese which still requires many priests.

The Bishop called upon the newly ordained priests to dedicate their lives to God and to be humble to catholic faithful.

“There is a tendency to many priests that after being ordained instead of serving people and be humble they change colours like a chameleon by starting demanding good things from Christians.

“Let me remind you that in priesthood there is no wealth. If you want to live a comfortable life then choose something to do not in priesthood. You join priesthood to preach the word of God and serve people,” said Bishop Kanyama.

Bishop Kanyama also asked the newly ordained priests to adhere to the teachings of the Roman Catholic Church and stick to their celibacy status.

During the ordination ceremony, the three priests took their vows as priests and promised to remain faithful and obedient to the Bishop.

The ordination ceremony was also attended by Dedza District Commissioner, Juliana Lunguzi, who is a member of parliament in the district and there was also a sheik.

In his speech, Bishop Kanyama announced to the gathering that after further consultations, the ordination priests have been allocated to various parishes.

For instance, Fr Paul Abraham is going to Tsangano Parish, while Fr Juliano Absolom is going to Mtakataka parish.

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Chikumbutso G.Mweziukawala
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Chikumbutso G.Mweziukawala

Eklezia wakula,fr Paul Abraham takulandirani kale ku ma chalitchi awa:Gawaza,Bayani ,Phatizo,Kandoma,Mateme,Kankhuni, ambuye akutsogolereni.

Peter Tembo
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Shaaa,”many are called but few are indeedd chosen”,a journey we started in 2007,and we were almost 17 of Dedza but enafe tidalekera panjira.Nane pa tsikuli nkadamvala mkanjo like Absalom and Abraham….WISHING U WELL GUYS.MAY GOD BLESS & guide you!AMEN!!!

nzungu wa nzeru
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This church is highly matured Please continue

ROMANO KONDWANI CHILANGO
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ROMANO KONDWANI CHILANGO

It was a colour full event.Fr Paul Abraham,takulandirani kuno ku Tsangano Parish.

ANALYST
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Mpingo wokoma; zabwino zonse Ambuye Kanyama, komanso ansembe atsopano

Soko
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Wow, Malawi gives a good example on Christians and Moslem together. Very impressive

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