Why is Namugongo called a shrine?

Why is Namugongo called a shrine?

The Uganda martyrs shrine / Namugongo Shrine was constructed in the commemoration of the baganda men that sacrificed their lives for the sake of the Christian faith in Uganda. It is believed that the site of the shrine, is the exact place where King Mwanga of Buganda, killed the martyrs by burning them.

How many Uganda martyrs were killed at Namugongo?

22 Uganda Martyrs
Among the 22 Uganda Martyrs, some were pages in the king’s palace while others were working as chefs in the homesteads when they started believing in Christian religion before there were martyred. 13 of the 22 martyrs were burnt at Namugongo while 9 were killed in different places.

Who built Namugongo?

Dr Danhinden was the architect of the Namugongo Martyrs shrine. He designed it to look like an African hut, wrapped around 22 copper pillars signifying the 22 Martyrs and a white cap on top. The circular interior was to have up to 1,000 seats. Construction began in 1967.

What happened Namugongo?

On 3 June 1886, 32 young men, pages of the court of King Mwanga II of Buganda, were burned to death at Namugongo for their refusal to renounce Christianity. They were Anglican and Catholic. In June 2015, an estimated 2 million people attended the event.

Why is Namugongo day of 3rd June celebrated every year?

Uganda’s Martyrs’ Day holiday commemorates the late 19th-century martyrdom of a group of 23 Anglican and 22 Catholic men who were ordered by then-King of Buganda Mwanga II to be put to death for having converted to Christianity.

Why Ugandans were killed at Namugongo?

Mwanga instructed the killing of all the young men who disobeyed him – partly to satisfy the demands of the older chiefs. Twenty-two of the men, who had converted to Catholicism, were burned alive at Namugongo in 1886. jealous that these up and coming young men would soon be ousting them from power”.

Who ordered the killing of the Uganda Martyrs?

The Uganda Martyrs comprise of 45 young men who were brutally killed by the king of Buganda called Kabaka Mwanga II. They were forced to abandon their faith in Christianity which they refused to do and Kabaka ordered for their killing.

Who Killed Uganda Martyrs?

Who was Mukajanga?

Mukajanga was Buganda kingdom’s chief executioner around 1886 and played a pivotal role in the demise of the 45 young Christians at Namugongo. Today as we celebrate the Martyrs Day, the most puzzling question surfaces once again of whether Kabaka Mwanga II and Mukajanga were justified in killing the Christians.

How is Martyrs Day celebrated in Uganda?

Participants will still be allowed to embark on foot pilgrimages to attend Martyrs’ Day events in their respective locality. Religious authorities are encouraging pilgrims across the country to follow celebrations through digital networks. Police forces are likely to introduce heightened security measures.

What caused the killing of the Uganda Martyrs?

They were killed on orders of Mwanga II, the Kabaka (King) of Buganda. The deaths took place at a time when there was a three-way religious struggle for political influence at the Buganda royal court.

Who are the martyrs of the church in Uganda?

Uganda Martyrs shrine is one of the unique and biggest Roman Catholic Church in Africa which was constructed in commemoration of the 22 catholic martyrs that were killed between 1885 and 1887 by the King of Buganda Kabaka Mwanga 11.

Where are the three martyrs of Munyonyo located?

Munyonyo Martyrs Shrine is compromise of three places located in Munyonyo-Mulungu and Salaama-Kyamula of Kampala City where three of Uganda Martyrs sacrificed their lives for the sake of Christ. Churches and Chapels were built in their respective places of martyrdom.

Is there a Catholic Church in Munyonyo Uganda?

24h Adoration of The Blessed Sacrament every Thursday starting after 7am morning Mass until Friday morning. Uganda Martyrs Catholic Parish was created in 2016 by Archbishop Cyprian Kizito Lwanga in honor of Pope Francis visit to Uganda and Munyonyo Shrine in November 2015 and is run by the community of the Conventual Franciscan Friars (Greyfriars).

When is St.Stephen Church of Uganda Christmas carols concert?

Munyonyo Martyrs Shrine and St. Stephen Church of Uganda invites you for a joint Christmas Carols Concert scheduled for 22 Dec 2019 at Speke Resort. Tickets are at 10.000/= Children, 30.000/= Ordinary, 50.000/= VIP and 500.000 (table) available at both Churches.