By Esther Nantambi
Since the outburst of covid19, some people have postponed their weddings, whereas others have embraced the ‘scientific’ way of celebration’(wedding with few people). One of the people that embraced this type of wedding is son to the newly ordained Archbishop of the Church Uganda, Enock Musaasizi Kazimba and his wife Josephine Babirye.
In a letter written to the Anglican community yesterday, the archbishop, Rt Rev Stephen Mugalu Kazimba talked about the issue of the extension of the lockdown by the president of Uganda. He comforted believers and addressed issues of prayer, martyrs day, family relationships during the lockdown, burials and others.
Among the issues addressed were weddings. The archbishop vouched for scientific weddings and also shared about the beautiful experience having one for his son.
“I can personally testify to the goodness of the Lord in such [scientific] weddings, because my own son wed on 18th April in a scientific and Christian wedding. It was not the wedding we had imagined, but it was a glorious coming together of our son and daughter-in-law and our two families, and God blessed it powerfully,” his statement read in part.
He also talked about the advantages of the scientific wedding, “Another unexpected blessing was reduced stress for all of us and no one has any debt.”
He also stressed that a small wedding is rightful for a Christian to have and also provided for by the Church of Uganda law, “Canon 2.36.2 of the Church of Uganda’s Canons states, “Every marriage shall be solemnized in the presence of at least five witnesses in addition to the officiating Priest.” From the perspective of the Church of Uganda, therefore, scientific weddings are also real Christian weddings.”
He concluded by calling upon people to take part and embrace the weddings,
“So, I want to encourage those who have delayed getting married because of the cost. To youth and those who have been cohabiting, you may want to consider a scientific, Christian wedding.”