Archbishop Jackson Ole Sapit leading the service at St Michael’s cathedral.
The Head of the Anglican Church of Kenya, Archbishop Jackson Ole Sapit, on Sunday 14th May 2017 consecrated St. Michael’s Cathedral at the Defence Headquarters, Nairobi,
His Grace The Most Reverend (Dr) Archbishop Ole Sapit, who is also the Bishop-in-Ordinary to the Kenya Defence Forces, described the day as a historical moment for the family of the KDF congregation.
“I urge all of us to continue serving the Lord. As KDF family, we shall win battles with God, for with Him all things are possible, His mercy endures forever,” said the Archbishop.
Speaking during the occasion, the Chief of the Defence Forces (CDF), General Samson Mwathethe, thanked the congregation for witnessing the service and also thanked the clergy for the spiritual support to the families of KDF soldiers.
“Chaplains and their families have been helpful to the service and we promise to give full support as you continue to nourish the defence forces with the word of God,” said the CDF.
The CDF too thanked the Archbishop for his frequent visits to soldiers admitted at the Defence Forces Memorial Hospital.
On his part, the Defence Principal Secretary (PS), Hon Torome Saitoti, expressed his gratitude to be invited by the organizers of the consecration service, adding that it was his first time to join KDF family in a congregation.
“As a ministry, we promise to give full support, to the faithful Christian of defence forces in terms of budget and also in moral support,” said the PS.
During the occasion, Archbishop Ole Sapit also led military Anglican chaplains in renewing their vows of holiness.
Present during the event were the Vice Chief of Defence Forces Lieutenant General Joseph Kasaon, National Defence College Commandant Lieutenant General Leonard Ngondi, Commander Kenya Air Force Major General Samuel Thuita, Commander Kenya Navy Major General Levi Mghalu, Principal Chaplain Lieutenant Colonel (Rev) Alfayo Lelei, Major (Rev) Raphael Waema, Catechist Warrant Office Class One James Wanyoike, among other invited guests.
Archbishop Jackson Ole Sapit and his wife receiving gifts from the Chief of Defence Forces General Samson Mwathethe.
Military chaplains taking oath of canonical obedience in the presence of Archbishop Jackson Ole Sapit.
The Most (Rev) Dr.Jackson Ole Sapit sharing the word of God to the congregation during the visit.