SS Peter and Paul Nyanya
By Ngunan Yaro
ksmMembers of the Order of the Knights of St. Mulumba (KSM) in  Nigeria and their Ladies has recently organized a Memorial Mass for their deceased members, family members and other loved ones.

The Memorial Mass which took place at SS Peter and Paul, Nyanya, Abuja was officiated by the Associate Priest of the Parish, Rev. Fr. Moses Akuwha. The group also held a lecture on Advent.

In his homily, the Clergy spoke in reference to the gospel according to Luke 20:27-40; where Christ proved to the Sadducees the reality of the resurrection and revealed that worldly matters are of no significance.

He informed the Church that only those who are counted worthy will be counted among the chosen ones in the heavenly race.

The Priest advised the faithful not to allow worldly pleasures and struggles deprive them of their citizenship in heaven.

“Do not surrender your Knighthood for trivial things; be proud to do reasonable things that will glorify God and be of assistance to your brothers and sisters, most especially the less privileged ones, he counseled.

Fr. Akuwha encouraged them to be obedient to God and the Church teachings as well as ensure that their thoughts and action be control by the Holy Spirit.

While applauding the timely choice about the discussion on “Advent,” he urged the group to prepare and level the hills in anticipation of the coming of Christ at Christmas.

The Clergy admonished them not to allow the demise of their loved ones have any negative effect on them but as Christians with faith, belief and hope in the resurrection they should be praying for the souls of the departed and remain faithful to the path that leads to life in Christ Jesus.

The two lecturers presented at the historic occasion were that of the Grand Knight of KSM, Karu Sub-Council, Bro Patrick I. Esenwah and Bro Edwin O. Ubah.

Both speakers treated the subject matter of Advent as a period which the Church has set aside in preparations to receive Christ at Christmas.

Defining Advent as the season leading to the birth of Christ on the 25th of December, beginning on the Sunday nearest to St Andrew’s Day, Sir Esenwah explained that Advent is also a period that span through four weeks beginning from the first Sunday of Advent to 16th December.

He said the second part of Advent begins from 17th to 24th December, adding that as the faithful prepares for Christmas it is expected that they reflect on the readings of the period and learn from the scripture the spiritual implication of Advent.

Bro Ubah likewise advised the faithful to look at the coming of the Lord from two perspectives: the elect waited for the Messiah and the redeemed waited for His glory as well as His kingdom that has no end.

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