Welcome to Orthodox Africa!

Orthodox Africa is an international non-profit and pan-Orthodox organization started by Father Silouan Brown a monk of the Saint Demetrios Skete in Washington, D.C. in 2015 with the blessing of Metropolitan Hilarion First-Hierarch of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia and Metropolitan Jonah former Primate of the Orthodox Church in America. Orthodox Africa began with the vision to help the various Orthodox Christian mission communities on the African continent to become self-sustaining missions so that they can operate individually and without the need of permanent need of foreign financial aid.

Orthodox Africa attains these self-sustainment goals by working with local Orthodox clergy and mission leaders to develop local projects that create steady streams of revenue such as the raising of animals, horticulture projects, clean water projects, and Orthodox schools. Please, explore our website and consider a tax-deductible donation to Orthodox Africa to help us continue our mission of growing Christs’ Holy Orthodox Church on the African continent.  

 

10/02/20Saint John Chrysostom Update! -

Glory to God for all things! We have great news coming from our Saint John Chrysostom Mission as of this past September. Orthodox Africa was able to provide the mission with enough money so that they could build much-needed rainwater capturing tank! Thank you to all who have contributed to Orthodox Africa! This is what your generous donations can provide to our Orthodox brothers and sisters in Africa! Follow us for more future updates on our missions!

07/02/20Saint John Chrysostom Update! -

Glory to God for all things! We have great news coming from our Saint John Chrysostom Mission as of this past September. Orthodox Africa was able to provide the mission with enough money so that they could build very much-needed rainwater capturing tank! Follow us for more future updates on our mission work!

05/06/20St. Peter Orphanage & School Update -

St. Peter Orphanage and School self-sustainability projects and child feeding program are proving successful. See the Orthodox Africa news tab for the full article. 


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Venerable Stephen the Hymnographer of Saint Sabbas Monastery

Saint Stephen the Hymnographer of Saint Sava Monastery, lived the ascetic life at the Lavra of Saint Sava in Palestine. He and Andrew the Blind were among the first to compose hymns (idiomela) for the period between the Publican and Pharisee and Palm Sunday. He does not appear to be the same Saint…

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Repose of Saint Arsenius, Archbishop of Serbia
Repose of Saint Arsenius, Archbishop of Serbia

Saint Arsenius, Archbishop of Pec, was born in Srem. He spent a large part of his life as a monk at the Zhicha monastery under the spiritual direction of Saint Sava (January 14). Because of his strict ascetic life, Saint Sava made him the igumen of the monastery. When Serbia was invaded by Hungary,…

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Greatmartyr Paraskeva of Iconium
Greatmartyr Paraskeva of Iconium

The Great Martyr Paraskeva of Iconium, lived during the third century in a rich and pious family. The parents of the saint especially reverenced Friday, the day of the Passion of the Lord, and therefore they called their daughter Paraskeva. This name, Paraskeva, also means Friday. Young Paraskeva…

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Repose of Venerable Job the Wonderworker, Abbot of Pochaev
Repose of Venerable Job the Wonderworker, Abbot of Pochaev

Saint Job, Abbot and Wonderworker of Pochaev (in the world named Ivan Zhelezo), was born around 1551 in Pokutia in Galicia. At age ten he came to the Transfiguration Ugornits monastery, and at age twelve he received monastic tonsure with the name Job. The venerable Job from his youth was known for…

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Saint Demetrius (Dimitri), Metropolitan of Rostov
Saint Demetrius (Dimitri), Metropolitan of Rostov

Saint Demetrius, Metropolitan of Rostov (in the world Daniel Savvich Tuptalo), was born in December 1651 in the locale of Makarovo, not far from Kiev. He was born into a pious family and grew up a deeply believing Christian. In 1662, soon after his parents resettled to Kiev, Daniel was sent to the…

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Martyrs Africanus, Terence, Maximus, Pompeius, and 36 others, of Carthage
Martyrs Africanus, Terence, Maximus, Pompeius, and 36 others, of Carthage

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Martyrs Terence and Neonila, and their children
Martyrs Terence and Neonila, and their children

Saint Terence was from Syria, and suffered for Christ with his wife Neonila and their seven children Sabelus, Photius, Theodoulus, Vele, Hierax, Nitus, and Eunice. They were denounced as Christians and brought before the authorities for interrogation. The saints confessed Christ and mocked the…

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Hieromartyr Cyriacus, Patriarch of Jerusalem

The Hieromartyr Cyriacus, Patriarch of Jerusalem, was a Jew who pointed out to the holy Empress Helen the place where the Life-Creating Cross of Christ lay buried (September 14). Being present at the discovery of the Cross, Cyriacus (before Baptism he was named Jude) sincerely came to believe in…

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Venerable John the Chozebite

Saint John the Chozebite, Bishop of Caesarea in Palestine (587-596), was famed for his struggle against the Eutychian heresy, and also for his grace-filled gifts of discernment and wonderworking. He was born in the Egyptian city of Thebes and while still a youth he spent a long time with his uncle,…

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Martyr Neophytus of Urbin, Georgia
Martyr Neophytus of Urbin, Georgia

The holy hieromartyr Neophytus of Urbnisi descended from a line of Persian fire-worshippers. In the 7th century, by order of the Saracen emir Mumni (Mu’min), the military leader Ahmad attacked Georgia with an enormous army. After overrunning the central part of Shida (Inner) Kartli, Ahmad…

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Venerable Athanasius the Younger, Patriarch of Constantinople

Saint Athanasius I, Patriarch of Constantinople (1289-1293; 1303-1311), in the world Alexius, was from Adrianopolis. While still in his youth, thriving upon the knowledge of the wisdom of Christ, he left his home and went to Thessalonica, where he was tonsured in one of the monasteries with the…

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Saint Arsenius of Cappadocia
Saint Arsenius of Cappadocia

Saint Arsenius of Farasa is the priest who baptised Elder Paisios the Athonite and gave him his Christian name—Arsenios.

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