Dimapur, December 30: Deacon David Liavi Nukhu SJ was ordained priest for the society of Jesus on December 30 by Most Rev. Dr. James Thoppil, Bishop of Kohima at St. Ignatius Church, Razeba. Over 60 priests concelebrated with the Bishop in the solemn ceremony attended by religious sisters, CAN, NCWA and NCYM officials, public leaders, church leaders, family members, relatives and friends.
Deacon David chose the motto “Act justly, love tenderly, walk humbly with your God” Micah 6:8. Deacon David Liavi dressed in the traditional Chakhaseng attire was brought in with the traditional tune to the Church. He was accompanied by his parents, brothers, sisters and relatives.
The Bishop in his homily, while thanking the family and village for offering Deacon David for the service of God in the Church, exhorted the candidate to be humble, building close intimacy with Jesus through the celebration of the Eucharist and prayer.
The bishop urged the family members and the Parish community to uphold Deacon David daily in their prayers.
The felicitation programme was organized in the same venue. (Page News Service)