The Most Reverend Stephen Kazimba has today cautioned believers to observe the Standard Operating Procedures ahead of Martyr’s day celebrations scheduled for tomorrow, 3rd June.
He said this during an address to members of various media houses at his home in Namirembe while preparing for the celebrations to commemorate the 3rd June held event annually.
This year’s Martyr’s day celebrations shall be just like those of last year that were only accommodated a limited number of people due to the fear of spreading the virus from one person to another.
Due to this, majority of the event is going to be aired on television so that they can accommodate even people that can not make it to the holy grounds to commemorate the annual celebrations.
The Archbishop states that the celebration at the Anglican shrine shall be for two hours from 9 am to 11 am with 200 people in attendance including President H.E Yoweri Kaguta Museveni.
Among the other guests include all the Bishops along side their wives, government leaders, staff of the Namirembe Diocese, the Uganda Martyrs Seminary and the Provincial secretariat.
As for the Christians that cannot make it to the shrine, the Archbishop Kazimba adviced a close observation of what is aired on television so as to ensure a united celebration even while they are miles away.
“An early African Christian teacher from the 2nd century AD called Tertullian said, “The blood of the martyrs is the seed of the church.” The Kabaka thought he could stop the spread of Christianity by killing these youthful converts who refused to renounce their faith. The opposite happened. Their willingness to die for their faith fuelled the spread of the Gospel as others realized that it was a faith worth living for,” said the Archbishop.
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Previously, believers had the chance to attend in person however due to the Covid-19 outbreak, they’ve been forced to stay back home as a mechanism to stop the spread of the pandemic.
Don’t forget to wear your mask, keep a responsible distance from everyone, sanitizer and wash your hands as often as possible just as advised by the Archbishop.