An Urhobo Choir from St. Luke's (Anglican)
Church, Sapele, approaches a Congregation of hundreds of men and
women gathered in an open field at Ovu Grammar School
The Urhobo Choir from St. Luke's (Anglican) Church, Sapele, in sight of the Congregation seated under canopies in an open field at Ovu Grammar School.
The officiating Priests and Members of Urhobo Historical Society joined the Choir's procession.
A segment of the solemn and colourful procession showing the two officiating Priests at the rear.
A segment of the procession featuring Members of Urhobo Historical Society. They included Mr. Onoawarie Edevbie, Secretary, Dr. Aruegodore Oyiborhoro, Chief Johnson Barovbe, and Dr. Emmanuel Ojameruaye. Professor Peter Ekeh, Chairman of UHS, is at the rear of this section.
Monseigneur Anthony Erhueh delivers the homily of the service.
Reverend Samuel Erivwo prays for the welfare of the Kings, the Congregation , and for UHS.
Dignitaries at the service bow. From left are His Majesty Orhueh I, Orodje r' Okpe; His Majesty Okpara I, Ovie r' Agbon; Olorogun Felix Ibru, current President-General of Urhobo Progress Union; Maj.-General David Ejoor (rtd.), former President-General of Urhobo Progress Union; Chief (Mrs.) Benedicta Nwariaku (nee Salubi); and Madam Clara Okpodu.
Participants (from left): Chief Simeon Ohwofa; Chief Simpson Obruche; Mrs. Victoria Obruche; and Mr. Christopher Onomijega
Participants (from left: Dr. (Mrs.) Regina Otite; Chief Professor Onigu Otite; Mrs. Emuobo Ibru; and Mr. Goodie Ibru.
Participants (from right): Dr.(Mrs.) Helen Ekeh; Mrs. Clementina Bakpa; Mrs. Salubi; Engr. E. E. Bakpa; etc.
Dr. Ramsey Mowoe and a friend during the service.
A cross section of participants, including (extreme left): Dr. Ramsey Mowoe.
Three dignitaries lead a column of worshipers to make their offerings. In front (from left) are Maj.-General David Ejoor, His Majesty Orhueh I, Orodje r' Okpe, and Olorogun Felix Ibru, President-General of Urhobo Progress Union.
Part of the worshipers dancing to the offering baskets.
Urhobo Choir from St. Luke's Anglican Church, Sapele, serenade the Congregation with a unique Urhobo hymn which was composed for this occasion.