Diocese of Aba Ngwa North (Anglican communion) Carol with Nine lessons

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Aba Ngwa North Christmas carol
Aba Ngwa North Christmas carol

Nine Lessons and Carols, also known as the Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols , is a service of Christian worship traditionally celebrated on or near Christmas Eve. The story of the fall of humanity, the promise of the Messiah, and the birth of Jesus is told in nine short Bible readings or lessons from Genesis, the prophetic books and the Gospels, interspersed with the singing of Christmas carols, hymns and choir
anthems.

Aba Ngwa North Christmas carol
Aba Ngwa North Christmas carol

The 2022 Carol with nine lessons of the Diocese of Aba Ngwa North (Anglican communion) was held at St Silas Anglican church, Ayaba umueze , the Archdeaconry headquarters of Ngwa Archdeaconry.

 

The preacher, Rev. Alex Arimadu who admonished the congregation on the theme ” the reason for the season” stated that carol has a way of telling the story of Jesus and His coming.

In  his admonition, he made us to understand the prophecy of prophet Isaiah concerning  the birth of Jesus Christ, Savior of the world (Isa 7:14; 9:6) which is equally linked to the gospel of Jesus Christ as recorded in Luke chapter 1:28-31; Mathew chapter 1:20-23.

 

However, he equally stated  that the season is associated with Christmas which is also known as a Christian festive is season in which Christians  celebrate the mystery of the birth, teachings and principles of Jesus Christ, and  reflect on the significance of his life and teachings.

Rev.Alex Arimadu also told us that there are  variety of ways that Christians may observe Christmas. 

  • Attending church services , which may involve singing Christmas carols and hearing sermons about the meaning of Jesus’ birth
  • Participating in Christmas Eve or Christmas Day celebrations with family and friends, which may involve gift-giving, decorating trees and homes, and sharing meals
  • Praying and meditating on the story of Jesus’ birth and its significance for their faith
  • Doing acts of service or charity, as a way to follow Jesus’ example of love and compassion
  • Reflecting on the past year and making resolutions or goals for the coming year

 

 

It’s important to note that there is no one “right” way to celebrate Christmas, and different Christian traditions and individuals may have their own specific ways of observing the holiday.

 

The most important thing is for Christians to approach the Christmas season with a spirit of reverence and celebration, and to use it as an opportunity to grow in their faith and connect with others.

 
 
He concluded with the following questions:
Are you in need of a particular thing? Are there things you didn’t achieve this year as proposed ?
He gave us the hope that, it is never late for God to do it. Only believe and trust Him, He  will do it 
 

 
 
Meanwhile, when the Carol service came to an end, the entire women of  Aba Ngwa North Diocese were entertained and the president of the women Ministry Princess (Mrs) Odionyenfe Kanu ( JP) distributed a wonderful and amazing gifts to every woman that was present
 
 
 
 
 
In her closing remark, Princess Mrs Odionyenfe kanu (Mama Aba Ngwa North) enjoined the women to be grateful to God Almighty for the blessings of the season and  the need to extend the love and hope of Christmas into the new year.
 

 
May the peace and joy of Christmas be with you now and throughout the year. Wishing you a Merry Christmas and prosperous new year in advance.