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Repose of Venerable Sergius the Wonderworker, Abbot of Radonezh
Repose of Venerable Sergius the Wonderworker, Abbot of Radonezh

Saint Sergius of Radonezh was born in the village of Varnitsa, near Rostov, on May 3, 1314. His parents were the pious and illustrious nobles Cyril and Maria (September 28). The Lord chose him while still in his mother’s womb. In the Life of Saint Sergius it is reported that even before the…

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Venerable Euphrosynē of Alexandria
Venerable Euphrosynē of Alexandria

Our venerable Mother Euphrosynē was born at the beginning of the fifth century in the city of Alexandria. She was the only child of illustrious and wealthy parents. When she was twelve years old, her mother reposed, and so the girl was raised by her Father, Paphnutios, who was a very devout…

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Venerable Euphrosynē of Suzdal
Venerable Euphrosynē of Suzdal

Saint Euphrosynē, Princess of Suzdal, was born in the year 1212. In holy Baptism she was given the name Theodoulia and she was the eldest daughter of the holy Martyr Michael, Great-prince of Chernigov (September 20). Prince Michael and his wife Theophania did not have children and they often…

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First Translation of the relics of Saint Herman, Archbishop of Kazan
First Translation of the relics of Saint Herman, Archbishop of Kazan

Today we commemorate the first translation of the relics of Saint Herman, Archbishop of Kazan, in 1595. After his death on November 6, 1567 he was buried in the church of Saint Nicholas the Hospitable. In 1595, at the request of the inhabitants of Sviyazhsk, the saint’s relics were…

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Martyr Paphnutius and 546 companions in Egypt

The Holy Martyr Paphnutius hailed from Egypt and struggled in the desert. During the persecution against Christians under Diocletian (284-305), the governor Hadrian commanded that Saint Paphnutius be brought to him. The ascetic, not waiting for those sent to bring him, appeared before the governor,…

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Saint Arsenius the Great, Catholicos of Georgia
Saint Arsenius the Great, Catholicos of Georgia

Saint Arsenius the Great, a pupil and spiritual son of Gregory of Khandzta, was the youngest son of a certain aristocrat, Mirian, from Meskheti in southern Georgia. On their way to Abkhazeti, Saint Gregory’s companions Theodore and Christopher stopped in Meskheti at the home of…

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Commemoration of the Earthquake of 447
Commemoration of the Earthquake of 447

During the reign of Emperor Theodsios II (402-450) the city of Constantinople was shaken by earthquakes for nearly four months. At that time several churches, houses, and the city's stone walls collapsed and were destroyed. All the inhabitants of the city were terrified. Patriarch Proclus…

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Welcome to Orthodox Africa!

Orthodox Africa is an international non-profit and pan-Orthodox Christian 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.  

 

07/12/21Call to Action in Uganda! -

Orthodox Africa is helping our sister organization Orthodox Christian Youth Network of Uganda to help raise funds to relieve our suffering Orthodox Christian family in Uganda during this COVID-19 pandemic that has had a severe effect on the nation. Please view the story and donate today!

04/13/21St. John Chrysostom's New Building Project! -

Since joining Orthodox Africa in the Fall, the leadership, teachers, students and parishioners at St. John Chrysostom School and Annunciation of the Theotokos Parish in Nakyaka, Uganda has been very busy! In October, a second Straight Interlocking Stabilized Soil Block (ISSB) press machine was purchased with donations from Orthodox Africa supporters! See the details on our OA news section!

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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