Archbishop Ibezim urges women to shun domestic violence, embrace principles of hygiene
By Chinelo Okeke :
Ukpo (Dunukofia LGA), March 23, 2020 (MOI) Archbishop of the Ecclesiastical Province of the Niger and Bishop of Awka Diocese, Rev. Alexander Chibuzor Ibezim has urged women to shun domestic violence, embracing the principles of hygiene.
Bishop Ibezim said this at St. Mary’s Anglican Church, Ukpo during the 2020 Mothering Sunday service.
``Mothering Sunday is a yearly event in the Anglican Church worldwide celebrated by Anglican faithful while honouring their mothers for vital roles in the family, Church and society at large.’’
In a sermon, Bishop Ibezim thanked God for his grace that had kept the women in check, in spite of challenges in the country, ranging from economic hardship to recent dreadful Corona Virus pandemic.
He congratulated them, wishing them successful 2020 Mother’s Day.
The Bishop enjoined the women to maintain peaceful environment in their homes with their husbands.
Ibezim noted that domestic violence among women was now assuming alarming rate.
He expressed bitterness over domestic violence against women toward their husbands, enjoining them to hold themselves at the slightest provocation to avoid violence of any kind.
``Wise woman build her home, wise woman do not fight her husband,’’ Ibezim added.
Ven. Shalom Ginika urged the women to correctly cover their husbands’ mistakes, praying that God would make them to be like Abigail, a woman of wisdom, a mediator and an intercessor.
Couples show and music renditions by the women added colour to the event. (MOI)