Nagaland: Catholic priests celebrate the Chrism Mass


Kohima: More than a hundred priests from across Nagaland on Thursday celebrated the Chrism Mass and observed the Priesthood Day at the St. Mary’s Cathedral Church in Kohima.

The Chrism Mass is a liturgy always celebrated in the cathedral church of the diocese, presided over by the bishop.

During the celebration, Bishop James Thoppil, Bishop of Kohima commended the priests for their commitment and dedication to advancing the ministry of the church.

The Bishop also thanked the faithful of the Church for their support and encouragement in keeping the morale of the priests high.

As the day of priesthood is celebrated, Fr Keduolhou George, Principal of St Joseph’s College, Jakhama said, “On this day I remember my priesthood and also to serve God. It’s an annual reminder for me – of my promise and my commitment.

He also expressed that the priesthood day is a great opportunity for them to meet and greet priests from across the state, including the “shepherd” – the bishop.

Johnny Ruangmei, president of the Catholic Association of Nagaland (CAN), said a priest and the priesthood is what no one can fully comprehend or comprehend.

A total of 130 priests from across the state gathered to celebrate Priesthood Day. During the day, the oils of the catechumen, chrism and oil for the sick are given to the priests to bring back to the parishes.

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