Bishop of the Anglican Diocese of the Upper Shire (ADUS), the Right Reverend Brighton Vitta Malasa has announced that the Most Reverend Albert Chama, the Archbishop of Central Africa will in Malawi this weekend.
Bishop Malasa said Archbishop Chama arrives in Malawi on Friday October 2 but will on Saturday October 21, 2017 be the main celebrant at a special Mass at the Cathedral of Saint Peter and Paul in Mangochi.
“Mass of the conferment of the Order of Epiphany in the Province of Central Africa shall commence at 09.00 Hours at Saint Peter and Paul Cathedral on Saturday.
“His Grace Albert will return home [in Zambia] on Sunday or Monday back after the pastoral visit,” said Bishop Malasa, who in an email statement requested the clergy and all lay persons to attend the function.
“We are all encouraged to wear – “Go and Do Likewise clothe” and we expect all the Guilds- Mothers Union, Daughters of the King, St. Monica, St. Veronica, Boys and Girls Brigade, Youth, St. Agnes and other Religious groups to patronise this important event.
“The same applies to all Heads of Institutions, Colleges, Secondary Schools, Primary School Students who are also encouraged to avail on the day,” reads in part the statement made available to Nyasatimes.
Those to be conferred the Honour of the Order of Epiphany are as follows; Mayi Esther Khancha – Magomero Parish, Mayi Chinkhata – Mwanza Parish, and Mayi Rose Nasoro – Mpondas Cathedral.
“Let me call upon all to come to the Cathedral and give these sisters the needful support. But is sad that we lost one of our brother who was lined up to receive this honour – Mr. Chilombo. May his soul Rest in Peace,” said Bishop Malasa.
He added: “Let me call upon priests where the people come from to bring these candidates and provide necessary support especially transport to them so that they are properly dressed and transported, accomodated and fed in Mangochi since they are except Mayi Nasoro are coming out of Mangochi”.
“Let me also call upon those good people who love the Diocese to provide support to the Archbishop, Bishops, and the Clergy during this visit, especially in Mangochi”.
The current headquarters of the Province of Central Africa which covers Malawi, Zambia, Botswana and Zimbabwe is in Zambia, where His Grace Albert Chama is Bishop of the Diocese of Northern Zambia.
The Anglican Church is headed by Archbishop Justice Welby, who is also Archbishop of the Canterbury, but sprouts from Wards commonly known as Milaga headed by Church Elders, Outstations and Parishes under Priests, Archdeaconries headed by Archdeacons, Dioceses by Bishops while Provinces by Archbishops.
In another development, Bishop Malasa has said on Wednesday this week, the Diocese will celebrate St. Luke’s Day with a Mass starting from nine in the morning at St. Luke’s Hospital Ground where there will be a number of activities lined up during the day.
“Saturday 28th October 2018 there will be an induction Service for the Archdeacon of Shire, the Venerable Allan Kandeya to be held at St. Thomas Church in Phalula, where Mass shall also start at 09.00 Hours at the Church’s Ground.
“Saturday 4th November 2018 there will be an Induction of the Archdeacon of Mangochi Highlands, the Venerable Michael Mtambo at St. James Church where Mass shall start at 09.00 in the Church,” said Bishop Malasa who asks his flock to use “Go and Do Likewise” cloth.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :