Nativity Sunday: We are one, our ethnic difference will make us united-Cleric

Catholics all over the world recently gathered at different Catholic Church Parishes to celebrate what they call


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Nativity Sunday: We are one, our ethnic difference will make us united-Cleric
From left: Rev. Fr. Cajetan Odoh, CSSP, Rev. Fr. Chibuike Ojilere, CSSP & Rev. Fr. Aloysius Ugoh, CMF

Catholics all over the world recently gathered at different Catholic Church Parishes to celebrate what they call Nativity Sunday, otherwise known as the Pentecost Sunday celebrated after the 50th day of Easter.

The programme was organized for ethnic Nationality to showcase different cultural attire to mark the decending of the Holy Spirit upon the Apostles.

Parish Priest of Annunciation Catholic Church, Ogunu, Warri, Delta State, Rev. Fr. Chibuike Ojilere in an exclusive chat with Fresh Angle International, disclosed that Annunciation Catholic Church, Ogunu is a Spiritan Parish, whereby any Rev. Fr. Who oversees the Parish are holyghost filled Rev. Fr. who are spiritans.

He noted that the Nativity Sunday coincides with their anniversary of Annunciation which was founded more than 300 years ago.

The Cleric appealed to all to tolerate one another, noting that “we are one, our ethnic difference will make us united”, adding that every culture should be promoted.

The celebration featured different ethnic groups, dancing competition, food exhibition and drama presentation among others.

The programme organized by the Laity Council of Annunciation Catholic Church in collaboration with each cultural group, among which are: Urhobo led by Julius Uteh, Edo State led by Fredrick Ekuase, Izon led by Onaduku, Itsekiri led by Mr. Tunde Fregene, Akwa/ Cross River led by Engr. Ita Lawrence as well as Ndokwa, Igala, Igbo and Yoruba led by Sir Francis, Peter Agene, Chief Chukwura Emeka and Otunba (Sir) Felix Adeoye (KSJI) respectively.

Cross Section of Yoruba Catholic Community of Annunciation Catholic Church, Ogunu, Warri

Urhobo Catholic Community, led by Julius Uteh, marching in to perform during the Nativity Sunday

Cross Section of Parishioners at the church during the Nativity Sunday Mass celebration

Akwa-Ibom/Cross River cultural troupes showcasing their beautiful dance step at the church pavilion

Yoruba ethnic group led by Otunba  (Sir) Felix Adeoye (KSJI) showcasing their rich cultural dancing step to fellow parishioners, while others watch with admiration

Parish Priest of Annunciation Catholic Church, Ogunu, Rev. Fr.  Chibuike Ojilere dancing to the music tune and to the admiration of others at the Nativity Sunday celebration

Cross Section of Igbo cultural group performing with their beautiful traditional dancing attire

Rev. Fr. Chibuike  Ojilere having a taste of some of the sumptuous meals prepared by parishioners at the Nativity celebration Sunday

Yoruba ethnic group marching forward in thanksgiving to the altar

Cross Section of Anioma-Igbo group dancing forward in thanksgiving to appreciate God at the nativity Sunday

Cross section of native choir

Urhobo ethnic group displaying their rich cultural dance step, while others watch keenly

 

 


Celestine Chijoke Ukah
Senior Correspondent of Fresh Angle International. I have a Post Graduate Diploma in Journalism and have undertaken a training in Advance Writing and Reportorial Skills
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