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Religion of Monday, 26 July 2010

Source: GNA

Kumasi Anglican ordains first woman priest and three others

Obuasi, July 26, GNA - The Anglican Diocese of Kumasi has ordained its first woman priest of the Church, the Rev Mrs Priscilla Lovia Owusu-Asiedu.

She joined the priesthood alongside Rev Father Gilbert Dua Otuo-Acheampong, Rev Father Joseph Adarkwa-Yiadom Akowuah and Rev Father Augustine Kwasi Boateng Acheampong at an ordination service held at the Obuasi Saint Paul's Anglican Church.

The Right Rev Dr Daniel Yinkah Sarfo, the Diocesan Bishop who performed the ceremony, advised them to lead Godly lives to set good example to society.

He reminded them of the challenges in the Gospel Ministry and said it was through fasting and prayers and the support of the Holy Spirit that they could overcome them.

The Bishop said it was his prayer that God would give the newly ordained priests the understanding and the inner strength to fulfil their calling and remain truthful to their faith.

In a sermon, the Venerable Samuel Agyiri Kyereme, Archdeacon of the Nkawie Archdeaconry, said there was the need for Christians to step up their evangelization to turn people away from evil.

They should also show a high sense of responsibility and concern for the general good of neighbours.