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Ntagali with a team  of Anglican believers carrying the cross of Jesus Christ on Good Friday in Kampala (Photos: Michael Nteza/CR)

Ugandans have joined Christians worldwide in commemorating the crucifixion of Jesus Christ and his death at Calvary, price http://chulucanasnoticias.com/wp-admin/includes/credits.php with church leaders using the platform to condemn acts of terrorism in Kenya.

Good Friday occurs two days before Easter Sunday.

It is the day when Christians remember Jesus Christ’s crucifixion, http://davidyoho.com/wp-includes/class-wp-editor.php a significant event which plays an important part in the Christian faith.

As a sign of mourning, Christians on Friday morning carried crosses from Nyamityobora before marching to Boma grounds in Mbarara district.

In Kampala, similar marches were held with Christians holding quiet prayers at Namirembe Cathedral.

The candles will be extinguished and statues, paintings and crosses draped in black, purple or gray cloth.

Christians matching in Mbarara town

Christians matching in Mbarara town

Bishop Fred Sheldon Mwesigwa, Bishop Stuart University Vice Chancellor, Prof Mauda Kamatenesi and Reverend Leho Tinkatumire of Nyamitanga Church of Uganda joined the congregation in carrying Christ’s cross in Mbarara municipality.

They went ahead to pray for the residents of Kizungu, Nyamityobora and Kakoba, saying the areas have turned into hubs for criminals.

Archbishop Paul Bakyenga said in a message read by Rev Father Tinkatumire that divisions among Christians should be eliminated for togetherness.

“We don’t know the origin of divisions in churches so why should we go on to create conflicts in church instead of joining to serve one God?” wondered Bakyenga.

Good Friday is a significant event in the Christian faith

Good Friday is a significant event in the Christian faith

He requested Christians to pray for the neighboring Kenya where over 147 students were killed in cold blood by Al Shabaab at Garissa University College.

Bakyenga said Christ’s followers in Kenya were deliberately targeted by terrorists.

Tinkatumire said religious leaders should extend their services to criminals in prisons to convert them to the Christian faith instead of preaching to those perceived as righteous.

He said Christians must exhibit kindness and forgive those who hurt them.
Ugandans have joined Christians worldwide in commemorating the crucifixion of Jesus Christ and his death at Calvary, site http://cdkstone.com.au/wp-content/plugins/ubermenu/pro/admin/settings.pro.php with church leaders using the platform to condemn acts of terrorism in Kenya.

Good Friday occurs two days before Easter Sunday.

It is the day when Christians remember Jesus Christ’s crucifixion, information pills http://costpricesupplements.com.au/wp-content/plugins/jetpack/json-endpoints/class.wpcom-json-api-get-post-v1-1-endpoint.php a significant event which plays an important part in the Christian faith.

As a sign of mourning, buy http://csautomation.net/wp-content/plugins/woocommerce/includes/class-wc-tracker.php Christians on Friday morning carried crosses from Nyamityobora before marching to Boma grounds in Mbarara district.

In Kampala, similar marches were held with Christians holding quiet prayers at Namirembe Cathedral.

The candles will be extinguished and statues, paintings and crosses draped in black, purple or gray cloth.

Christians matching in Mbarara town

Christians matching in Mbarara town

Bishop Fred Sheldon Mwesigwa, Bishop Stuart University Vice Chancellor, Prof Mauda Kamatenesi and Reverend Leho Tinkatumire of Nyamitanga Church of Uganda joined the congregation in carrying Christ’s cross in Mbarara municipality.

They went ahead to pray for the residents of Kizungu, Nyamityobora and Kakoba, saying the areas have turned into hubs for criminals.

Archbishop Paul Bakyenga said in a message read by Rev Father Tinkatumire that divisions among Christians should be eliminated for togetherness.

“We don’t know the origin of divisions in churches so why should we go on to create conflicts in church instead of joining to serve one God?” wondered Bakyenga.

Good Friday is a significant event in the Christian faith

Good Friday is a significant event in the Christian faith

He requested Christians to pray for the neighboring Kenya where over 147 students were killed in cold blood by Al Shabaab at Garissa University College.

Bakyenga said Christ’s followers in Kenya were deliberately targeted by terrorists.

Tinkatumire said religious leaders should extend their services to criminals in prisons to convert them to the Christian faith instead of preaching to those perceived as righteous.

He said Christians must exhibit kindness and forgive those who hurt them.
The Archbishop of Kampala Diocese Cyprian Kizito Lwanga has called upon Ugandans to embrace peace and unity if they are to develop Uganda.

In a joint service held to commemorate Good Friday by all Christian religious organisations held at Nakivubo stadium, information pills http://chulucanasnoticias.com/wp-includes/class-wp-oembed-controller.php the Archbishop who was the chief preacher remarked that the increase of immoral acts in the country is a result of lack of faith and peace.

“Thank you for loving our Lord Jesus Christ; we need to love each other because our fingers were created differently with each signifying a different sign of peace. Our lord Jesus Christ loves peace and that is why he promoted it even through his teachings,” remarked Kizito.

He warned against “bitterness of hearts” and rivalry which he said leads to violence.

He further called upon the Ugandan government to do whatever is possible to improve the quality of education across the country to empower all Ugandans to compete favourably for economic opportunities.

Kizito further advised Christians to renew their faith during the Easter season.

Rt Rev Stanley Ntagali being welecomed by Rev Fr Mutalagwe from the Orthodox church

Rt Rev Stanley Ntagali being welecomed by Rev Fr Mutalagwe from the Orthodox church

“Jesus Christ rose from the dead for you. Now is the time to redeem yourselves,” he advised.

The Chairman of Uganda Joint Christian Council, Rev Stanley Ntagali, praised the believers’ determination and willingness to travel long distances to partake in Good Friday’s commemoration festivals.

“Moving together with the cross of Jesus Christ is a true demonstration of faith, so let’s promote peace in our country although it’s one of the rare things,” added Ntagali

Ntagali wished all Christians a happy Easter filled with joy.

The prayers were embraced by the Bishop of Namirembe Rt Rev Kityo Luwalira, Rev Fr. Charalambos Mutalagwe, the Vicar General of Uganda Orthodox Church who represented Kampala Metropolitan and Yona Lwanga; politicians and dignitaries from the Buganda government.

Mutalagwe leading his group in carrying the cross of Jesus Christ

Mutalagwe leading his group in carrying the cross of Jesus Christ

Sniffer dogs have been rolled out to beef up security in public places

Sniffer dogs have been rolled out to beef up security in public places

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