It was a colorful Saturday at St. Paul’s Cathedral in Namirembe as the Anglican Church held a mass wedding of 45 couples.
The function was led by the Bishop of Namirembe Diocese, the Rt. Rev. Wilberforce Kityo Luwalira.
Speaking to the newlyweds, Luwalira warned them not to take the vows they have made lightly but follow what they say.
“You announced it amidst this big gathering to love each other, follow that,” the man of God urged.
“You have decided to purify your marriages and it is the standard you should always follow.”
The Bishop of Namirembe Diocese also urged them to always believe in and determine to accomplish that which God wants them to.
In the middle of the mass wedding, one of the grooms overwhelmed with joy, broke down in tears.
The matron was seen wiping his tears.
Speaking to journalists, 24 year old Samuel Ssemakula and Samantha Kemigisha 21, (from Luweero) who were the youngest couple expressed happiness after fulfillment of one of the sacraments.
“I would like to challenge all youths who fear to take responsibility to borrow a leaf from us,” the visibly happy Ssemakula said.
“It is not about money but commitment to legalize marriage.”
To 69 year olds Samuel Ddumba and Florence Nagawa this was the climax of a 47 year period of waiting to purify their marriage.
“We kept on waiting for this day that the Lord has prepared for us to exchange vows,” Ddumba said.
Nagawa r said she always kept on praying for this miracle to happen.
The mass wedding by the Anglican church comes on heels of a similar function by Pastor Robert Kayanja of the Rubaga Miracle Centre.
The Pentecostal church last week held a mass weeding of 400 couples as part of the famous 77 Days Of Glory (DOGS).