Celestial Church of Christ

A large Christian Celestial church in our town.

A large Christian Celestial church in our town.

Christian Celestial is a religion founded in Benin’s capital of Porto Novo by the Rev. Samuel Biléhou Joseph Oschoffa in 1947. Combining elements of Christianity with elements of local religions such as Vodun, this religion spread to other parts of West Africa and the African diaspora including the US and France. Practitioners of the Christian Celestial religion are recognizable by their white gowns and hats, a common sight in our town.

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