It was a memorable day for the worshippers of Archbishop Vining Memorial Church Cathedral, GRA Ikeja as the 4th Dean of the great Cathedral was installed. The Ven and Mrs Abel Oluyemi Ajibodu were officially instituted, inducted and installed as Dean on Sunday February 2, 2014 in a service that witnessed 14 Bishops including Archbishop, dignitaries across the nation and of the Diocese of Lagos West. The whole auditorium was packed full with an overflow outside. The Rt Revd James Olusola Odedeji, the Bishop of Lagos West who was the Dean until his election, consecration and enthronement as the Bishop of Lagos West a year ago performed the Episcopal right of the installation.
During his chat with the media men, Ven Ajibodu appreciated the God Almighty for putting him in this exalted position in the largest Church of the Church of Nigeria (Anglican Communion) and appreciated the Lord Bishop of the Diocese of Lagos West, the Rt Revd James Olusola Odedeji for the trust he had in him for the appointment in the midst of so many clergy. He said he would preach the whole truth of the Gospel in the Cathedral and that he desired to make a difference and impact in the life of every member of the Cathedral. The new Dean also promised to be as Timothy to Paul to the Bishop of Lagos West in his loyalty.
Along with the installation of the Dean, six clergy men of the Diocese were also instituted and installed as Canons of the Cathedral. These are:
• The Revd Kolawole, Jonathan Oladipupo Funsho
• The Revd Elezie, Chikwendu Loveday
• The Revd Familoni, Olufemi Ebenezer
• The Revd Omidiji, Adeniyi Oluwafemi
• The Revd Nwabasili, Theodore Eberechukwu
• The Revd Okubanjo, Samson Oloruntele
The Holy Eucharist Service that spanned for about six hours ended with a joyful celebration of thanksgiving to God Almighty and benediction. Reported by
Revd Oluwole Ibikunle
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