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Easter 2008 at the New St Matthew Cathedral in Antsiranana.
 
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March 26, 2008

[Diocese of Antsiranana - Indian Ocean] The Easter 2008 Celebration in The New Saint Matthew Cathedral in Antsiranana is the first Easter to be celebrated in the new building. The packed Cathedral welcomed people of the parish and many visitors who come to Antsiranana for holidays. The Rev Tsimaholy Octave Sola of Daraina parish was the celebrant assisted by the Dean of the Cathedral the Very Rev John Lehibe. The Bishop Roger Chung Jaomalaza preached and reminded the people that having a new Cathedral is a good reason to seek renewal of the heart for all the Eklesia Episkopaly Church in the Diocese of Antsiranana. A time of transformation awaits the Diocese which is still being harrassed by a group of renegades who have violently taken by force the old Cathedral for their meetings. The legal Court is taking care of this issue and all the Malagasy Bishops meeting in Antananarivo last 21st February 2008 have already condemned the agression of these people for their unchristian act.
Since Bishop Roger chung Jaomalaza arrived as the new Bishop in 2003 in Antsiranana Madagascar , certain renegade people have tried unsuccessfully to disrupt the mission and evangelisation work initiated by the Bishop . Pray that as Easter comes round that the Risen Christ will bless the Diocese of Antsiranana with a new vision of the Triumphant Christ who conquered death and came back to life.

Alleluya ! Christ is Risen Indeed !!!