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Memorial Service For The Late Rev. Dr. Israel and Dorcas Ahimbisibwe to Be Held On Feb 28th In Boston – 3pm

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Posted February 21, 2015 by Ugandan Diaspora News Team in Memorial Service ~ 1,939 views

     

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As the Anglican Communion mourns the Rev. Dr. Israel Ahimbisibwe (Ahimbisibwe means may He (God or the Lord) be rapturously exulted), his wife Dorcus, and their lovely 5-year-old son, Israel Jay Ahimbisibwe Jr., who were murdered in their home in Texas, the African Community in Boston, MA in conjunction with the African Clergy Caucus of the Episcopal Diocese of Massachusetts will hold a memorial service at St. Peter’s Anglican Church of Uganda that worships in the sanctuary of Christ Church Episcopal , 750 Main Street, Waltham, MA 02451, on Saturday, February 28, 2015, at 3pm. The service will be graced by the Rt. Rev. Alan Gates, the Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Massachusetts.

The memorial service will be held to celebrate the lives of the Ahimbisibwes as a sign of Christian solidarity with the Ahimbisibwe family, the Episcopal Diocese of Texas, the Redeemer Episcopal Church where The Rev. Dr. Ahimbisibwe was serving as the vicar at the time of his murder, the Anglican Church of Uganda, the Ugandan Community within the environs of the see of Massachusetts and in the diaspora, the Christians in the Diocese of Massachusetts among whom the late pastor served some years ago, relatives, and friends.

Speaking on the importance of the memorial service, the Rev. Christine Nakyeyune, the Priest in charge of the said St. Peter’s Anglican Church of Uganda in Waltham, and a native of Uganda, said, “Since I got the news, I have been in tears. Our fellow Christians both here and at home are in tears. We need prayers, we need God’s grace.”

The Church dispersed stands solidly with our fellow Christians from and in Uganda during this time of anguish and emotional agony. The African Clergy Caucus therefore calls upon all Christians in Boston Metro, and upon all Africans of all faith persuasions to attend the memorial service of the Ahimbishibwes. In Africa, we say, “I am because we are and since we are therefore I am” (John Mbiti) meaning that when one of us hurts, we all hurt. The Ahimbisibwe family is grieving, so we all grieve.

“Let us all continue to hold our sisters and brothers in prayer,” said the Rev. Dr. Major James Githitu, the Chairman of the Caucus. The memorial service mentioned earlier will be followed by a reception at the same address as the service itself will be. The bodies of the deceased were flown back to Uganda. See link below for details and the burial arrangements  —  http://www.monitor.co.ug/News/National/Bodies—slain–family–home/-/688334/2632060/-/h21fxh/-/index.html

For more details about the service in Boston on the 28th Feb,

Please contact the Rev. Christine Nakyeyune at 781-346-5756 or by email:  nakyeyunec@yahoo.com.

Maranatha!


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