Sunday, April 23, 2017 Father Eugene (Antonov) and the faithful of the Joy of All Who Sorrow Orthodox Church (ROCOR) in Cumming, Georgia hosted Father Silouan (Brown), Director and Maria Powell, Assistant Director of Orthodox Africa. Following Divine Liturgy, Father Silouan and Maria were welcomed at the parish’s annual picnic at Mary Alice Beach Park.
Father Silouan was blessed to speak to everyone about the Mission of Orthodoxy in Africa which is to aid in connecting the Orthodox Church as one body, through the use of communication and partnering with properly vetted organizations, resulting in sustainable ministry. Awareness of the Kenyan missions was raised by his presentation. Though it was a rainy and cold day, a good time was enjoyed by everyone.
Thank you Father Eugene and faithful for welcoming us! We look forward to another visit!
Photos by Father Deacon. Anton (Kouznetsov) and Barsanuphius Powell.