The Archbishop of the Church of Uganda and Bishop, Diocese of Kampala, His Grace Stanley Ntagali has today wedded 25 couples at All Saints’ Cathedral, Kampala in the first ever diocesan corporate wedding.
While presiding over the wedding, His Grace Ntagali advised the couples to hate evil, rumor and alike if they want to sustain their marriages.
“In the West, they marry for convenience as long as life is there, but for us it is permanent relationship. Let me tell you, you have entered into a permanent relationship [with] suitable helpers given by God to each other to continue loving God and serving Him,” Archbishop Ntagali said.
In addition, Ntagali urged the couples to be content with their spouses and always go to Church since marriage is God’s idea.
The first lady, Janet Museveni who was represented by Mrs. Joselyn Rugunda congratulated the Church for the important initiative of encouraging and supporting both the young and old to get married and live together according to God’s ordinance.
Mrs. Museveni congratulated the couples and asked them to love one another on the journey they have embarked on.
The diocesan mass wedding comes in at the end of Ntagali’s tenure of office as the Archbishop of the Church of Uganda, when he is also bidding farewell to the whole Province. As someone who has the family at heart, the organizing committee wished to conclude Archbishop Ntagali’s term of office with a mega wedding in his Diocese to appreciate him for advocating for happy families.
Out of the 25 couples, three came from Karamoja where the archbishop started his ministry 37 years ago.
As Christians, marriage is intended by God to be a creative relationship, as His blessing enables husband and wife to love and support each other in good and bad times, and to share in the care and upbringing of children. Marriage is also an invitation to share life together in the spirit of Jesus Christ. It is based upon a solemn, public and life-long covenant between a man and a woman, declared and celebrated in the presence of God and before witnesses. On their wedding day, the bride and
bridegroom face each other, make their promises and receive God’s blessing.
About Kampala Diocese
The Diocese of Kampala is one of the 37 dioceses that make the Province of the Church of Uganda. Her headquarters are at All Saints’ Cathedral, Kampala, on Nakasero Hill. Archbishop Stanley Ntagali is the Diocesan Bishop, assisted by Rt. Rev. Hannington Mutebi.