By Abraham Kizza
It was glamour and joy among the congregation of Mamre Prayer Centre - Namugongo as their priest was consecrated Eastern Orthodox Church (EOC) Bishop of East and Central Uganda.
Although the day started with rain, it did not deter the congregation from attending their memorable ceremony.
As early as 8am, all roads heading to Mamre prayer centre were filled with cars and believers heading to witness the consecration of their Bishop.
The ceremony was centered on the biblical quotation, "The stone which the builders rejected......".
Jacinto Kibuuka is a former priest of Roman Catholic Church who was suspended last year from the Church by Archbishop of Kampala Dr. Cyprian Kizito Lwanga.
Dr. Lwanga suspended Father Kibuuka from Roman Catholic church over what he called disobedience. Kibuuka's fame is traced back to his miraculous acts at St. Zion Prayer Centre, Bukalango.
The main event started when the Principle consecrator the National leader of EOC Thomas Kiiza called the Bishop elect from the congregation.
"May he who is to be consecrated Bishop come forward, Rev. Father Jacinto Kibuuka," said Bp. Kiiza.
"Here I am," Kibuuka replied.
Immediately when that was done, the General Secretary of EOC in Uganda John Baptist Matovu read a letter signed by the National leader confirming Kibuuka Bishop.
"Let it be known that the servant of God, Rev. Father Jacinto Kibuuka has today the 12th of November, 2017 been elected and elevated to the Office of Bishop of Eastern Orthodox Church," Matovu read the confirmation letter.
Kibuuka was then welcomed to sit with other Bishops at the pulpit.
Kibuuka was later asked questions from the faith leaders and answered them all. He was then officially consecrated Bishop.
The chief guest of the ceremony was the Minister of Justice and Constitutional affairs Gen. Kahinda Otafiire who arrived at 10:30am.
Other guests included Minister without Potifolio, Abdul Nadduli, the National leader of EOC Uganda, Rev. Dr. Thomas Kiiza Sibayirwa, the International Presiding Bishop of the faith Bishop Jerold Gilege, plus other religious and political leaders.
One of the organizers of the event Carl Oyese told Kampala Post that he was excited about the memorable event of his priest's consecration as a Bishop and that he deserves it.
"I feel very excited about this memorable and historical event, Father Kibuuka really deserves this position since he has been a great servant of God," Oyese said.
The ceremony was characterized by church sermons, performances by different church choirs, traditional dances and jubilations.