Tributes have already started coming in, to honour the memory of The great Very Rev. Fr. Dr. Raymond Arazu who passed on 26th December 2021 after a long battle with prostate cancer.
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His passing was announced by Fr. Vitalis Anusionwu, C.S.Sp. the Provincial Secretary of the order of Spirtans. Fr Arazu passed unto glory at the Parklane hospital, Enugu, at around 7am on Boxing day 2021.
Reacting to his death, several of internet users who’s had one or two close encounter with the great Roman Catholic Priest and herbalist took to the media to share their stories saying;
Go well oke nnam, Rest in peace Rev. Fr. Dr. Raymond Arazu ( Eze ndi Dibia na ala igbo ), Rest in Peace the mighty Iroko
I will forever miss you , my pillar.
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Another user said;
For the first time in my life, I heard the news of someone’s death and I am not sad. If anything, I am happy, saturated and satisfied.. because I got meet this legend of a man.,
celebrated the holy mas with him, listened to his teachings on countless occasions.., got to hug him, shake his hands, got to have him lay hands on me, got to listen to many of his abuoma songs from the first source.
Goodbye, Very Rev. Fr. Dr. Raymond Arazu,
Goodbye, the man, the legend, the myth,
Goodbye to the man and spirit himself.
Over 90 yrs+ yet you didn’t use a walking stick, or celebrated mass with eye glasses… and with a sound and sharp mind.
The torch you lit in your lifetime will never go down.
Another Facebook user took to the platform to reveal how a traditional cough syrup made by Fr. Dr. Arazu helped her to overcome a chronic cough as a child. In her words;
I had this troubling cough as a child. fr Arazu’s herbal medication helped me.