University of Ghana holds Remembrance Day

The University of Ghana on Sunday held an inter-denominational service for departed members of the University community in Accra.

The event dubbed “Remembrance Day”, is set aside by the University in November every year for Muslims and Christians to pray for the University’s departed members.

The Muslim prayer is said on every first Friday of November, while the Christian prayer is said on every first Sunday of November each year.

Apostle Joseph Felix Kwasi Mensah, Chairman of Great Commission Church International Apostolic Council said Christians believed that Jesus was no longer in his grave and that there was life after death.

He said life on earth was a dressed rehearsal of what people do and that it was important to do good things which would reflect in everyday life and in the  hereafter.

Apostle Mesah said small crimes such as cheating in examinations and big crimes such amassing wealth illegally were some of the unaccepted behaviors which would not be accepted by God, adding, “This should not reflect in the lives of Christians living on this earth.”

Apostle Dr Samuel Asuming-Brempong, Chairman of Chaplaincy Board of the University said the service was to encourage the families of the deceased so that they would not feel left out by the University, but rather belonging to big family. He said the loss of life was the gift of God and that they were in remembrance by God, family members, relatives and other associates.

Profesor Ernest Aryeetey, Vice Chancellor of the University of Ghana said the Remembrance Day gave the opportunity for all members of the University to remember their colleagues who departed this world during the academic year.

He said it also gave the bereaved families the opportunity to reflect on their departed loved ones and pray for them.

Source: GNA


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