Ojukwu Research Paper

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THE INCONGRUITY, SUPERLATIVES AND THE SPIRITS OF CATHOLICISM, EVANGELISM IN OJUKWU: General Ojukwu was a man of many parts and strands. Though, he was a Catholic by birth and Orientation- But he also practiced Calvinism and Necromancy. Yet, his daily life consisted of living by the Anglo-Protestant ethics of hard-work, honesty, fair-play, courage, loyalty and patriotism. The Profound Impact of Catholic Dogma on Ojukwu:
Intimates of General Ojukwu privately nick-named him "the Holy General" because Ojukwu treated everyone fairly.
Unlike no other military leader, Ojukwu had secertly relied on God and His divine providence for deliverance, forgiveness and mercy. During difficult times in the Biafra- Nigeria war, he ordered for Catholic Mass:
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General Ojukwu also prayed in Latin for God's Assistance before ant action.
"ACTIONES NOSTRAS, QUQESUMUS, DOMINE, ASPIRANDO PRAEVENI ET ADIUVANDO PROSEQUERE: UT CUNCTA NOSTRA ORATIO ET OPERATIO A TE SEMPER IN CIPIAT ET PER TA COEPTA FINIATUR. PER CHRISTUM DOMINUM NOSTRUM- AMEN."
"GO BEFORE US, O LORD, WE BESEECH THEE, IN ALL OUR DOINGS WITH THY GRACIOUS INSPIRATION, AND FURTHER US WITH THY CONTINUAL HELP, THAT EVERY PRAYER AND WORK OF OURS MAY BEGIN FROM THEE, AND BY THEE BE DULY ENDED. THROUGH CHRIST OR LORD. AMEN."(General Ojukwu's Diaries/ Archives). Ojukwu had different prayers for different situations AND EVENTS PRAYER OF SELF-DEDICATION TO JESUS CHRIST; IN LATIN AND ENGLISH: "SUSCIPE, DOMINE, UNIVERSAM MEAM LIBERTATUM. ACCIPE MEMORIAM, INTELLECTUM ATQUE VOLUNTATUM COMNEM. QUID QUID HABEO VEL POSSIDEO MIHI LARGITUSES; ID TIBI TOTUM RESTITUO, AC TUAE PRORUS VOLUNTATI TRADO GUBERNANDUM.AMOREM TUI SOLUM CUM GRATIATUA MIHI DONES, ET DIVES SUM SATIS, NEC QLIUD QUID QUAM UTRA POSCO.
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ALL THAT I HAVE AND CHERISH THOU HAST GIVEN ME. I SURRENDER IT ALL TO BE GUIDED BY THY WILL.
THY GRACE AND THY LOVE ARE WEALTH ENOUGH FOR ME. GIVE ME THESE LORD JESUS AND I ASK FOR NOTHING MORE. AMEN."(General Ojukwu, Diaries). The Mysticism Around General Ojukwu: One needs to be convinced that Ojukwu was and is a super-human. He had the best belief in the possibility of attaining direct communion with God and his ancestors. He knew when the civil war would end and how. As a faithful practitioner of Necromancy, he knew how and when he would die. But he kept it to himself.
GENERAL OJUKWU'S PRAYER FOR A HAPPY DEATH; IN LATIN AND ENGLISH: "DA, QUAESUMAS DOMINUS, UT IN HOR MORTIS NOSTRAE. SACRAMENTIS REFECTI ET CULPIS OMNIBUS EXPIATI, IN

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