New York @ Angela Merici Catholic Church
917 Morris Avenue, Bronx, NY 10451
Na Aha Nna, Na Nwa, Na Muo Nso. Amen.
Welcome to Igbo Catholic Community
MOST HOLY TRINITY FEAST
It is not by coincidence that we celebrated the Resurrection of Jesus Christ not too long ago; this was later followed by His Ascension into Heaven only to mark the Coming of the Holy Ghost last week. The understanding of the Christology behind this is that Christ the Son of God was sent by the Father into the world to redeem and deliver the world. His incarnation proves this mission yet He remained One and United with God the Father as He constantly taught and prayed. He went back to His Father and Our Father and promised to send us the Holy Spirit the Advocate that will teach us all the truth He learns from Him and the Father. The Trinitarian dogma remains one of those controversial dogmas that defied demystification and explanation yet we live it out daily in our Christian prayers. We pray to the Father, Son and the Holy Spirit. We were baptized with the Trinitarian formula and continue to express ourselves as believers in these 'three Divine Persons' yet One God. "God is only one" Gal3:20. They are of one 'Substance, essence or nature, undivided, and distinct. By virtue of their work in humanity we assign to God the Father the Creative work, God the Son, that of Redemptive while God the Holy Spirit does the Sanctification yet it is only one God that does all these in these persons. 'The Holy Ghost, he is God of the substance of the Father; One and the same God with the Father and the Son; proceeding from the Father through the Son; teaching all truth." Tertullian.. In 304, Martyr St. Vincent said: "I confess the Lord Jesus Christ, Son of the Father Most High One of One; I recognize Him as the One God with the Father and the Holy Ghost."
BY REV. FR. STEVE OSCAR OKEKE
Our mission is to establish a thriving Catholic ethnic community for the Igbo Diaspora in New York. We seek to build a community that galvanizes and serves as a rallying point, a fountain of hope, and a forum for the worship of Almighty God in Igbo language and in accordance with the Roman Catholic faith. We envision a community that preserves and perpetuates the Igbo culture, language, social values, charity, and our Roman Catholic heritage through evangelization, catechesis, Bible studies, and advancement of Catholic principles and ideals.