Posted by News Express | 4 March 2017 | 1,884 times
Rev. Tor Uja, Executive Secretary, Nigerian Christian Pilgrim Commission (NCPC), says the commission will commence its 2017 Easter pilgrimage to Israel on March 8.
Mr Celestine Ogugua, Head Media, made this known in a statement to newsmen on Friday in Abuja.
He quoted Uja as saying that 2017 Easter pilgrimage is designed to afford Christians and all intending pilgrims the opportunity to encounter Christ during the Easter season.
The executive secretary said that Easter pilgrimage would cost N473,000 despite the inflation and exchange rate of dollar, saying that pilgrims would be entitled to BTA at CBN’s approved rates.
NCPC boss urged Christians to take advantage of this unique opportunity and begin to register as soon as possible.
Rev. Uja urged Christians and intending pilgrims to contact NCPC, State Christian Pilgrim Welfare Boards (SCPWBs) or licensed Christian Pilgrimage Operators for the pilgrims’ application form and for more information
The NCPC boss assured all intending pilgrims that the commission would do everything possible to ensure that this year’s edition of Easter pilgrimage would be a hitch free exercise.
He also explained that the commission in preparation for 2017 Pilgrimage has introduced various pilgrimage Programmes to strengthen the entire pilgrimage process in line with the ongoing repositioning strategy of the commission.
Uja said the programmes were introduced to ensure that every Christian enjoy the opportunity to participate in pilgrimage.
He disclosed that the commission would now run nine pilgrimage programmes in one calendar year.
These pilgrimage programmes include: Easter Pilgrimage in April, women pilgrimage in May/June, Pilgrimage Leaders Conference in June/July, Youth and Famers Pilgrimage in July/August, Judges and Magistrates Pilgrimage in August/September.
Church Leaders Pilgrimage in September/October, General Pilgrimage in October/December and the Christmas Pilgrimage for families, which is designed to provide opportunity for praying together and celebrating Christmas in the Holy Land. (NAN)
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