…….. Parishioners call proper restructuring of the fold
As Celestial Church of Christ 70th anniversary showcase across the world, many of the parishioners have described the anniversary as a blessing to the fold. This year anniversary is not just anniversary but it has a significant of fact that this year event is divinely arranged to fall on the 7th day of the 7th month of the year 2017. As was experienced at the maiden edition of the Holy Mary service held on 07/07/1978.
Representing the Pastor Rev. Mobiyina Oshoffa during the press conference , Sup.Evang. Samson .O. Banjo said the fold has established almost 5,757, (Five thousand seven hundred and fifty seven parishes across the world, this estimation shows the registered parish which is under the control of International Headquarters, Ketu. The analysis as follows, Nigeria 5,000, Other Africa Countries 531 excluding these in contonou but not with our direct control while USA, UK and European 226.
He said, the purpose of this press conference is to draw attention to the programmes line up for the celebration which commenced with special programme (a) Ajase in Republic of Benin where Pastor founder Prophet SBJ got the mandate called ‘Luli’ a grace ,preparing and empowering Papa Oshoffa for the task ahead. , However the real commissioning was on 29th of September 1947 when he was visited by divine being to activate the great commission as spelt out in section 24 of CCC constitution and also to intimate the public on the journey so far and programmes to mark the auspicious event .
It was gathered that 30th years later,on a trance, papa Oshoffa was lifted up and met with the Holy Mother ( Holy Mary on 15th July 2017 during, which the holy mother pointed the child she was holding I her hands and gave papa Oshoffa a song and directed him to pass the message to the whole world.
The founder ordered that the day should be set aside as a special day for the recognition and celebration of holy Mary at all parishes world wide and thus Papa directed that first Friday of the 7th month of the year be set aside as Holy Mary day thus the first Holy Mary celebration was 7th July ,1978 which was 39 years ago .it is therefore important not to underscore the significant fact that this year event is divinely arranged to fall on the 7th day of the 7th month of the year 2017 as was experienced at the maiden edition of the Holy Mary service 07/07/1978.
However, some of the parishioners who spoke with Salvo, called for sound and proper restructure of the fold with good management team. The Pastor office has to be respected and the shepherds must be called l to order. The doctrine and tents of the fold must be practice accordingly.
Others, said paying monthly due to the international Headquarters has to be observed because it has a lot of significant. Also many shepherds, should be cautioned who personal lay alter with out any single authorization by the Pastor and that is the reason why there is no single discipline, and respect to the tents and the doctrine of the fold .
Meanwhile the anniversary thanksgiving will take place at Imeko City the Jerusalem of all celestian on the 29th September this year.
All celestial in diasporas are expected to join in the celebration.