Events and News
Highlights of events that have happened and future events.
ARCHBISHOP KAZIIMBA CALLS UGANDANS TO EMBRACE PEACE
It was a day of praise and worship in celebration of Christmas at All Saints’ Cathedral, Kampala. The Archbishop of the Church of Uganda, The Most Rev. Dr. Samuel Stephen Kaziimba Mugalu urged all Ugandans to respect and live peacefully with one another.
While preaching in all the three services at All Saints’ Cathedral, Kampala, the Archbishop voiced the need for harmonious existence. “We need each other. Every person is important, if you subscribe to a party, and the other one another party, respect one another. You are all God’s people. Uganda is here to stay.”
Archbishop called upon everyone to support one another and give equal opportunities and learn to co-exist regardless of their political affiliations, religions, color and tribe.
“Peaceful campaigns and peaceful elections should be promoted, Let there be justice and fairness in the whole exercise. Let there be peace. Uganda is here to stay, Uganda will continue…let us learn to co-exist, support and love one another.” He added More so, the Archbishop called upon Ugandans to embrace peace during this political season-saying that Ugandans should not seek perfect peace from politicians, religious and other things but rather from Jesus, the savior of the world who establishes perfect peace.
“Let me tell you, there is no salvation in any politician,” Salvation is in Jesus alone, not anywhere else. We need politicians, yes because we need leaders but, we cannot have salvation out of them. You will never get salvation from any Bishop, any Archbishop…if you look at me for salvation, you will be disappointed. I am not a savior,” he said.
About Christmas, His Grace said that Christmas is basically about the Prince of Peace and that since many people have lost their loved ones in this difficult year, those who are alive should thank God for His protection.
Archbishop also decried the rise of domestic violence in Uganda especially among men. “Dear ones, we have experienced gender based violence, political violence, hooliganism…which we condemn so badly, it’s not the way to go. Excessive force from security which led to loss of lives, lets pursue the Lord of peace,” he said.
In regard to the Covid-19 pandemic, Archbishop Kaziimba said that wearing a mask is a form of people having peace with their neighbors. “This is the first Christmas when people are worshiping, preaching and teaching in masks. It’s very unusual. It is the first Christmas when not everybody including our children can come with us to worship. So this is really business unusual and we need to understand and be flexible. We need to learn to adjust because in other countries, people are not even allowed to worship. So let us be careful.”
He said that removing a mask while talking to others only shows that one is not a peace lover and only creates a problem. Kaziimba appealed to Ugandans to wear masks properly, wash hands, practice physical distancing and keep their families together and safe.
THE ORDINATION OF PRIESTS AND DEACONS
By Ivan Naijuka
Kampala –Friday, December 04, 2020— the Diocese of Kampala will hold an ordination service on Sunday 6, December 2020 at All Saints’ Cathedral, Kampala starting at 9:00am.
The service will be presided over by the diocesan Bishop who is also the Archbishop of the Church of Uganda, The Most Rev. Dr. Samuel Stephen Kazimba Mugalu and it’s the first ordination service the archbishop is conducting since he became the diocesan bishop in March 2020.
Ordination is a dedication and commissioning of individuals who are set apart and elevated from laity to clergy.
To be ordained Priests (Tentmakers).
1. Rev. Dr. Richard Byaruhanga – Medical Doctor
2. Rev. Dr. John Kitayimbwa – Deputy Vice Chancellor Academics Affairs– UCU.
3. Rev. Dr. Cyrus Seera Sebugenyi- National Council for Higher Education.
4. Rev. Gillian Amongin – Procurement Specialist, Prime Minister’s Office..
5. Rev. Brian Galukande – Trained Teacher
6. Rev. Felix Muhangi – Accounting and Audit Consultancy
7. Rev. Wilfred Tusuubira – Business Man
8. Rev. John Chris Owamanyire – Business Man.
9. Rev. James Arinda, a Management Consultant.
To be ordained priests (Full time).
10. Rev. Caroline Adul
11. Rev. Milly Mirembe
12. Rev Mosese Kisakye Mugalu
13. Rev. Elly Twebaze.
14. Rev Richard Mulindwa
To be ordained Deacons;.
15. Ordinand Walter Apunyo
16. Ordinand Richard Lokoru
About Diocese of Kampala.
The diocese of Kampala is one of the 37 dioceses of the Province of Church of Uganda (COU). It was originally part of Namirembe Diocese and Bishop Lesile Brown was both, the Archbishop of Province as well as the Bishop of Namirembe Diocese.
He presided over the Province and the Diocese (Namirembe) smoothly because the two were together. However, after the Most Rev. Eric Sabiiti was enthroned as the first African Archbishop making Rwenzori Diocese the home Diocese of the Archbishop, and The Right Rev. Dunstan Nsubuga as Bishop of Namirembe Diocese, then that seamless leadership of the Province and the Diocese ceased to be.
It became practically difficult for the Archbishop to preside over the Provincial Office in Kampala from Fort-Portal. Attempts were made to deal with this challenge and three proposals were mooted.
a. That the Archbishop of the Church of the Province of Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi and Boga-Zaire shall also be the Bishop of Namirembe Diocese.
b. That there shall be a Diocese of Kampala which shall be the Diocese of the Archbishop
c. That the archbishop shall be an executive office.
Proposal b was taken but it further required institutionalizing it which called for: the creation of “Diocese of Kampala”. Hence the curving out of the Diocese of Kampala from Namirembe Diocese in 1972 to serve as the home Diocese of the Archbishop of the Province of the Church of Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi and Boga-Zaire.
All Saints’ Parish in Kampala was elevated to become a Cathedral of the new Diocese hence making the Diocese of Kampala home Diocese to the Archbishop and Namirembe Cathedral retained a dual role of being Diocesan Cathedral of Namirembe and Provincial Cathedral.
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THE WOMEN’S EDUCATION CENTRE A VOCATIONAL INSTITUTE UNDER THE DIOCESE OF KAMPALA HAS HELD ITS NINTH GRADUATION CEREMONY
The Women’s Education Centre a Vocational Institute under the Diocese of Kampala has held its ninth graduation ceremony today Friday, February 01, 2020 at All Saints’ Cathedral, Kampala starting. A total of 90 students have graduate in different disciplines; Catering, Tailoring, Hairdressing, Mechanics and plumbing. Key among this graduation were the maiden graduation of male students. The Guest of Honor for the graduation ceremony was the Minister for Kampala, Hon. Betty Namisango Kamya. The graduation was presided over by His Grace, Stanley Ntagali the Archbishop of the Church of Uganda.