THE EPISCOPAL CONSECRATION OF MOST REVD DR. PATRICK ELUKE! MAY 9TH, 2019.
MOST REVD DR. PATRICK ELUKE has been ordained officially as the Auxiliary Bishop of Port Harcourt Diocese. The sacred event took place at CORPUS CHRISTI CATHEDRAL, #1 KADUNA STREET, PORT HARCOURT.
The event gathered religious dignitaries around the world. Pope Francis was present live for the consecration.
HIS HISTORICAL BACKGROUND.
The Rev. Patrick Eluke was born on 25 March 1967 in Ekpeye, Ahoada, Rivers State, in the diocese of Port Harcourt.
After his primary school education, he entered the Sacred Heart Minor Seminary and continued with courses in philosophy at the Bigard Memorial Seminary, Ikot-Ekpene, and had his Theology studies at the Bigard Memorial Major Seminary, Enugu.
He was ordained priest on 23 September 1995, and incardinated into the diocese of Port Harcourt.
Rev. Fr. Patrick also obtained a civil doctorate degree in biblical studies at the University of Port Harcourt.
Since priestly ordination, he has held the following offices: parish vicar of Saint Anthony’s parish, Igwuruta (1995-1996); Priest of Saint Bernard’s parish, Biara (1996-1997); priest of Saint Dominic’s parish, Bane, and Saint Francis’ parish, Kpean (1997-2002); Priest of Saint Paul’s parish, Ngo (1997-2005); Priest of Saints Peter and Paul parish, Elenlenwo (2005-2007); Priest of Queen of the Apostles parish, Rumuepirikom (2007-2012); Priest of Sacred Heart parish, Mile II Diobu (2012-2013); chaplain of the Annunciation Chaplaincy, University of Port Harcourt (2013-2015); lecturer in Biblical Studies, University of Port Harcourt (since 2014); parish priest of the Saint Francis of Assisi parish, Rumuokwuta (since 2015); and director of
diocesan pastoral vocational ministry (since 2016).
Before his ordination as Auxiliary Bishop, he was the current parish priest of Saint Francis of Assisi parish in Rumuokwuta, Port Harcourt.
CONGRATULATIONS, NEW AUXILIARY BISHOP OF PORT HARCOURT DIOCESE.