Namungoona, Uganda, May 24, 2021
The Orthodox Church in Uganda traditionally celebrates the Baptism of catechumens on Saturdays during Great Lent, following the Divine Liturgy of St. Basil the Great.
This year, more than 50 people were baptized just in two parishes, and presumably there were more.
On Holy Saturday, May 1, His Eminence Metropolitan Jonah of Kampala and All Uganda baptized nearly 30 people, both young and old, into Christ at St. Nicholas Cathedral in Namungoona, reports the press service of the Uganda Orthodox Church.
“It was a joyous moment for all the baptized when they engaged in the mystery of Holy Unction and immediately received Holy Communion which is the body and blood of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ who died on the Cross and resurrected on the third day for the redemption of mankind from sin,” the site reports.
His Eminence encouraged all the Godparents to instill in their Godchildren that one of the biggest sins they can commit is deceit.
It is also reported that Fr. John Kibuuka baptized 25 people into the Body of Christ at Holy Transfiguration Church in Degeya.