Diocese celebrates its half-century Anniversary, Kohima
According to Most Rev. Dr. James Thoppil, the principal host of the celebration and the bishop of Kohima, there will also be representatives from Germany, Italy, Australia, and the United States attending.
Thousands of faithful from the Catholic Church in Nagaland will be phase of the golden jubilee of the Diocese of Kohima at Mary Help of Christians Cathedral Church, Kohima from Friday nighttime till Sunday.
While over a thousand delegates from throughout the nation will be tenting at Little Flower Higher Secondary School and St Mary’s Higher Secondary School in Kohima from Friday onwards, the important celebrations will start on Saturday with the unveiling of the jubilee plague. On Sunday, about 10,000 devoted are expected to have a good time the holy mass at the Cathedral.
Delegates from Germany, Italy, Australia and the United States will additionally be phase of the celebration, informed the Bishop of Kohima & chief host of the celebration, Most Rev Dr James Thoppil during a press convention on Thursday. Faithful from across the u . s . a . will be part of the celebrations.
Thoppil stated that the jubilee would be a occasion of the universality of the Catholic church. The celebration, he said, would additionally be a time of renewal and rededication for the people to pursue peace and live in unity.
The Kohima Diocese used to be bifurcated from the Diocese of Dibrugarh in 1973 for the states of Nagaland and Manipur referred to as Kohima-Imphal diocese. Later in 1980, the two dioceses had been bifurcated.
He stated that the cause of the occasion was no longer so an awful lot of the socio-cultural or exterior social gathering but an inside celebration. The Jews, he said, regarded jubilee as a time for retrospection, examination of their historic lives and rededication.
The bishop hoped that the people would be in a position to rededicate themselves as a Catholics, as contributors of the church, and render their provider with a increased commitment, to fulfill the authentic meaning of the jubilee.
Thoppil additionally shared about his plans to make the cathedral a pilgrimage centre, a place of prayer and additionally make it the Basilica of the Northeast region. The diocese of Kohima has fifty seven parishes beneath it out of which 37 are full-fledged parishes and the rest are quasi parishes.
President of the Catholic Association of Nagaland, Johnny Ruangmei knowledgeable that the golden jubilee preparations started out remaining year. Activities in the runup to the jubilee commenced in from Kohima and unfold to all other districts in the form of prayers, devotions, seminars and conclaves.
The Governor of Nagaland, La Ganesan and Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio would be special visitor and visitor of honour in the course of the cultural night time on the 2nd day of the celebration.
Some highlights of the celebrations will encompass the Marian procession and eucharistic procession.