Nairobi, 01 December, 2023 / 9:02 pm (ACI Africa).
The Archbishop of Nairobi Archdiocese in Kenya has encouraged those not married in Church to solemnize their marriages and to stop postponing the Sacrament so as to get closer to Christ.
In his Friday, December 1 homily during the consecration and blessing of the Adoration Chapel at St. Catherine Of Alexandria of the Archdiocese of Nairobi, Archbishop Philip Subira Anyolo encouraged the use of the Chapel for prayers aimed at promoting marriage among other uses.
Archbishop Anyolo pointed out the tendency for some individuals to hold their material possessions in high esteem at the expense of marriage, and ultimately neglecting the importance of solemnizing their marriages in the Church.
“The sacrament of marriage is postponed again and again until it becomes a song of tomorrow which never comes,” the Archbishop said and added that such procrastination drives away Christ from the couple's lives, rendering them defenseless.
In his December 1 homily, the Kenyan Archbishop encouraged the people of God to use the Adoration Chapel to thank God and promote marriages, especially offering prayers to tackle impediments against marriage.