In this article, I argued that the rituals of baptism, After–burial ritual cleansing ceremonies,
and the burning of the heifer [isitshisa], performed by members of the Corinthians Church
of South Africa based in Durban and Phepheni, near Kokstad, generate friendships and
fellowship [koinonia], and that these in turn promote witness [martyria] and service [diakonia]
to the community.