ESOCS Lights up Lagos Island in Parade-in-Gala…By Emmanuel Joshua and Michelle Azu
Lagos Island felt the full presence of members of the Eternal Sacred Order of Cherubim and Seraphim when they descended in their hundreds on the boisterous metropolis on Sunday, December 3, 2017 for the Parade-in-Gala.
The carnival-like parade was part of the activities held to mark this year’s Annual General Meeting (AGM)/Conference, which began on Thursday, November 30th.
ESCOS uses the parade as a medium to showcasing the richness and glory of God in the Church and in the lives of the members, and also to propagate the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ.
Led by the Baba Aladura and Prelate of ESOCS Worldwide, His Most Eminence Dr. David D.L. Bob-Manuel, and members of the Advisory Board, the parade kicked off at 3.30pm, following the arrival of members from various provinces and CMCs at the Memorial Holy Temple House of Prayer, Okesuna, Lagos Island, the Headquarters of Lagos Province.
The parade took off from Forth Ryte Street, through Luth Street, then passed through High Court Igbosere then to Bamgbose Street, Lewis Street, back to Okesuna Street.
Backed by melodious songs, drumming and dancing, the parade showcased ESOCS Army of Salvation, Choristers from the branches, the various bands and the children.
The parade line started with the Bible carrier, followed by the Army of Salvation. The children followed in tow, then came the choristers supplying the melodious tunes.
The Army of Salvation did enough match pass throughout the parade, attracting the attention of residents and passers-bye.
As dawn approached, the parade ended back at Okesuna Street where the Secretary to the Order, Elder (Dr.) Napo Emuchay gave thanks to God for a successful parade and also prayed against poverty, sudden death and sickness. The HME rounded up with the grace.
The AGM/Conference continues with the Advisory Board meeting on Tuesday, December 5.