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There’s No Place Like Home – Father Methodios’s Final Thoughts - June 24, 2018

On an early  Kenyan morning in May at the St. Barnabas Orphange, Father Methodius woke up with one mission on his mind – to say goodbye to the  many children he cares for there, and head to America. There is always a bit of excitement and culture shock when we travel to another country. Beyond […]

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The Shepherd leads the way for his sheep -

Under the Patriarchate of Alexandria and All-Africa, the Diocese of Kisumu and All Western Kenya was formed on 24th November 2015.  His Grace, Bishop Athanasios (Akunda) was ordained 6th December 2015.  The Diocese has been blessed by His Grace’s love, prayers and visitations to the 200-350 mission parishes and one orphanage under his shepherding. His […]

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The struggle is real every day - May 27, 2018

Time to go to the market.  I need eggs and fruit. How many times do you say that in any given week?  How long does it take you to get to one?  Islanders who live on the Great Lake, Victoria, in Uganda must take a harrowing 6-hour boat ride to the mainland to do so. […]

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WE BELIEVE IN YOU ! - April 29, 2018

For the most fortunate among us, our childhoods offered us the happiest of memories. Family, friends, traditions, and the love and laughter they provided us are a common thread connecting us. No matter where we grew up, the time passed building memories as we looked forward and dreamed of our futures. “What do you want […]

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Orthodox Africa Director Interviewed On Everyday Orthodox - February 23, 2018

On February 16th, 2018 our executive director Father Silouan (Brown) was interviewed by Elissa Bjelitich the host of the Ancient Faith Radio Series Everyday Orthodox. Orthodox Africa extends their gratitude to Elissa and all of the staff of Ancient Faith Radio. Please listen to this interview in which our executive director discusses why Orthodox Africa […]

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2017 – The Year in Review - December 31, 2017

The previous year was indeed a year of miracles, advances and pain – in fact this last year has been so full of blessings that one cannot even begin to articulate all that God has done for this mission through the hands of faithful donors such as yourself. Nevertheless, please accept this small review of […]

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Land! - December 16, 2017

Every child in the world has a dream, a secret wish – to have something special, maybe a pony or a race car. Perhaps a child dreams of going to see the ocean or the desert. Many children dream of having a permanent home where food is readily available on a daily basis, where they […]

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“…if You are real, then not much else matters.” - October 8, 2017

This last line of a poem written by a non-believing young man over 50 years ago is the leaping off point of the book Tears on the Equator: Muzungu.  Written by Gerasimos Kambites, this book chronicles this Greek-Canadian man through his life and eventual time on Bukasa Island, Lake Victoria, Uganda and the establishment of […]

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On Helping a Mission - September 3, 2017

People ask, “how can we help Father Christopher on Bukasa Island?” The easy answer is to send money so that the great work he started can be completed. But that is not the only way. Do you have skills in building? Carpentry? Icon painting? Anything which can be used to finish the external work of […]

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The Globe-trotting Director - June 13, 2017

Father Silouan and the Vicar General, Fr. Barnabas, visited Saint Innocent School Wednesday, June 7, 2017.   Father Jonah said, “I am humbled and appreciate the great donations of text books and two soccer balls. We also received enough money to finish cementing the floors of the five remaining classrooms and add doors to the school. […]

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