Dimapur, December 27: Reverend Deacon James Kulvi SJ was ordained a priest on December 27 by Most Rev. Dr. James Thoppil, Bishop of Kohima. Most Rev. Gabriel Kujur, emeritus Bishop of Daltonganj and over 50 priests concelebrated with the Bishop in the solemn ceremony. The motto of Rev James was “I am with you always.” Mt. 28:20.
Deacon James Kulvi, dressed in the traditional Angami attire, was brought in with the traditional tune to the Church. He was accompanied by his parents and Saku Francis Xavier Rolnu, the eldest among the clan along with the family members to the altar. The prayer of blessing was given along with the calling of the candidate.
The Bishop in his homily, while thanking the family and village for offering Fr. James 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 also exhorted the new priest to stay in touch with the family and friends who can be source of strength in difficult moments of priestly ministry.
Deacon James Kulvi Rolnu was born on 16th October 1987. He is the third child of Kevishel Gilbert Rolnu and Viswepranuo Mary Rolnu from Jakhama village. He is now pursuing his Licentiate in Sacred Scripture in the Pontifical Institute in Rome.
(Page News Service)