BY FOLASHADE KEHINDE
COUPLES who have been living together and raising a family without the solemnisation of their holy matrimony due to economic challenges have been given an opportunity to participate in a correctional marriage programme put in place by the Anglican Church.
The correctional marriage will take place every year, on the second Saturday after Easter Sunday.
A mass reception will be held on the occasions for participants.
This year’s correctional marriage for members will hold on Saturday, April 17, 2021.
This was disclosed by the Primate of All Nigeria, Anglican Communion, The Most Reverend Henry Ndukuba, during the special service to mark the 2021 Easter Sunday at the Cathedral Church of The Advent, Gwarimpa, Abuja.
He said, “We hereby invite you all to attend a programme for the correctional marriage of some members who might need the blessing of the Church on their marriages on Saturday the 17th of April, 2021.
“This is the opportunity for members and indeed all of those who have been living together and raising a family but have been unable to organize a wedding ceremony as elaborate as they wished due to some socio-economic challenges.”
The Primate added, “We in the Church have decided to do this, not only this year but in every year on the second Saturday after Easter Sunday.
“We also want Churches across the country to note that it is a mass wedding programme and because we are trying to make things easy for participants, the event should also go with a mass reception for all of those who participate in the programme.”
He urged Christians to seize the opportunity of the resurrection of Jesus Christ to prepare to reign with him in heaven.
He said, “Jesus Christ has gone to prepare a place for those who believe in him and his ministry.
“Are you prepared to reap the benefits of the resurrection of Christ with him in the place he has gone to prepare in heave?”