History of Holy Aruosa Cathedral Holy Aruosa Cathedral was established in 1849. Built by Oba Esigie in 1849.
Known far and wide and claimed to be the oldest Church is Africa, this is an unusual Church where tradition and religion are practiced and worshipers are said to have a direct contact with God without going through any intermediary like Jesus with other Churches. Security/Safety of Holy Aruosa Cathedral This is a very safe location. What To Bring Before heading to Holy Aruosa Cathedral, here are some helpful things to take along with you: Offering and tithe Best Features Holy Aruosa is the religion of the Binis, a tribe in Edo State. Headed by the Oba of Benin who is seen as God's representative on Earth, it was built on the spot where a huge black stone appeared from a ball of fire that dropped supposedly as God's answer to their requests. During the British evasion of Benin, the church was destroyed. It was rebuilt in 1945 by Oba Akenzua II and since then, the Benin monarch occasionally attends worship here especially after Igue festival for thanksgiving. Writer's Review The Oba of Benin is the spiritual head of the Church and his deputy is the Benin Crown Prince. The presiding head of the church is known as ‘Ohen Osa’ (God’s servant) and the priests dress like the Roman Catholic priests and usually wear red caps. A special seat is reserved for the Oba at the church. Service at the church is conducted in Bini language and the Holy Bible is not used in the church. We pray directly to Osanobua (God) here. We do not pray through Jesus Christ or any other intermediary. It is not that we do not believe in him but the truth is that we pray directly to God-Okao, Chief Priest
History of St. Patrick Catholic Church St. Patrick Catholic Church. There is a great peace that comes with stepping into God's presence in reverence and humility. Here is a Catholic church that transforms one into God's Grace whenever worshipers come together in Holy gathering. Security/Safety of St. Patrick Catholic Church This is a very safe location. What To Bring Before heading to St. Patrick Catholic Church, here are some helpful things to take along with you: Holy Bible and Hymn Book Your Rosary Offerings and Tithes Things to do while at St. Patrick Catholic Church Before heading to St. Patrick Catholic Church, here are some helpful things to take along with you: Go for confession Partake in Communion service Best Features On entering the Church, one is indeed aware of the presence of Peace and Love. Here, the high and mighty mix with the lowly to form one big family under one roof that reminds one of the early disciples. If you come in late, you might meet the church auditorium filled and have to sit outside. Writer's Review Come experience heartfelt worship, good friends and a refreshing look into God’s Word in a comfortable, and lovely place. If you are an outsider or new-comer, there are ushers who will be happy to enlighten and help you through any question or problem you might have.
History of St. Joseph's Catholic Church St. Joseph's Catholic Church. A Catholic Church to refresh your spirituality and your connection to God, this is one of the leading churches garnering a large number of followers together in Holy service to God and Mankind here in Benin. Security/Safety of St. Joseph's Catholic Church This is a very safe location. What To Bring Before heading to St. Joseph's Catholic Church, here are some helpful things to take along with you: Holy Bible and Hymn Book Your Rosary Offerings and Tithes Things to do while at St. Joseph's Catholic Church Before heading to St. Joseph's Catholic Church, here are some helpful things to take along with you: Go for confession Partake in Communion service Best Features A huge building as most cathedrals are, this houses the Catholic faithfuls as they come together in Holy communion. It is well ventilated and there is ample space for parking and sitting. They conduct services all through the week from the main mass on Sundays and Wednesdays to the other special events and services as announced by the church. Writer's Review Here is a place a person can come, feel comfortable and enjoy the service because the atmosphere is always friendly. The sermons are always practical, biblical and relevant. The music is contemporary and upbeat with a praise team and full band.