Kohima diocese celebrates Cathedral feast and Sisterhood Day
Dimapur, May 27 (EMN): The feast of Mary Help of Christians, the patroness of the Cathedral Church and the diocese of Kohima cum Sisterhood Day was celebrated on Sunday, May 27. Rev. Dr. Gerald John Mathias, Bishop of Lucknow diocese was the main celebrant.
According to the press release received on Sunday from the diocese, Bishop Mathias gave a message about the holy trinity. He said holy trinity means ‘in one God head there are three persons – Father, Son and the Holy Spirit, forming an intimate unity and at the same time keeping their distinction.’
Stating that the doctrine of trinity shall remain a mystery since humans cannot fully grasp it, the bishop said in the same way human beings share the same mysterious nature for we are created in the image and likeness of God. Bishop said the mysterious nature of human being is not ‘something we must be fearful, but it is something we need to explore, unfold and lived.’
In the living of the mystery of the trinity, Mathias mentioned that Mary is the exemplar and the best disciple adding that one must imitate her in one’s living and unfolding of the mystery in lives.
“The feast reminds us that we are in relationship with each other and we are to love and help each other. Our unity must not disintegrate the diversity and wise our diversity should not be a hindrance to unity,” bishop reminded the gathering. He also congratulated the first communicants and the Sisters. During the felicitation after the holy Eucharist Bishop James Thoppil thanked all the Sisters all over the diocese for their dedicated and devoted services, even in the most remote areas. He assured them of the prayer support. Fifty five children received the sacrament of the first Holy Communion, an update informed.
Also, on Saturday, May 26, Rev. Dr. Joy gave ‘recollection talk’ for the Sisters at Mount Tabor Retreat House in Kohima. A memento each was presented to sisters by the diocese and by the NCWA.