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Prophet Habakkuk
Prophet Habakkuk

The Holy Prophet Habakkuk, the eighth of the Twelve Minor Prophets, was descended from the Tribe of Simeon, and he prophesied around 650 B.C. The Prophet Habakkuk foresaw the destruction of the Jerusalem Temple, the Babylonian Captivity and the later return of the captives to their native land.…

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Venerable Athanasius “the Resurrected One”, Recluse of the Kiev Near Caves

Saint Athanasius, hermit of the Near Caves of Kiev, was a contemporary of the archimandrite Saint Polycarp (July 24) of the Kiev Caves. Saint Athanasius was grievously ill for a long time. When he died, the brethren prepared him for burial, and on the third day the igumen came to bury him. However,…

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Venerable Athanasius the Recluse of the Kiev Caves

Saint Athanasius, Recluse of the Far Caves of Kiev is mentioned in the Fourth Ode of the general Canon of the Monastic Fathers of the Far Caves. The “Sayings and Lives of the Saints Who Repose in the Cave of Saint Theodosius” says that Saint Athanasius had no need of candles in the…

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Martyr Myrope of Chios
Martyr Myrope of Chios

The Holy Martyr Myrope was born in the city of Ephesus at the beginning of the third century. She lost her father at an early age, and her mother raised her in the Christian Faith. Saint Myrope frequently visited the grave of the Martyr Hermione (September 4), daughter of the holy Apostle Philip,…

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Saints John, Heraclemon, Andrew, and Theophilus, of Egypt

Saints John, Heraclemon, Andrew, and Theophilus lived in Egypt in the fourth century, and are mentioned in the life of Saint Onuphrius. After he had buried Saint Onuphrius, Saint Paphnutius came upon an oasis which impressed him with its beauty and abundance of fruit-bearing trees. Four youths…

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Saint Jesse, Bishop of Tsilkani, Georgia
Saint Jesse, Bishop of Tsilkani, Georgia

Saint Jesse of Tsilkani arrived in Georgia in the 6th century with the other Syrian fathers and companions of Saint John of Zedazeni. At the recommendation of Saint John of Zedazeni, Catholicos Evlavios of Kartli consecrated Saint Jesse as bishop of Tsilkani. The holy father traveled throughout his…

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Saint Stephen Urosh, King of Serbia
Saint Stephen Urosh, King of Serbia

Saint Stephen Urosh, King of Serbia, was son of King Dushan Nemany, and was born in the year 1337. In 1346 he was crowned king. Dushan sought the daughter of the French king for his son, but the Roman Pope insisted that the princess not change from the Latin confession. Dushan did not want to see a…

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Venerable Joannicius of Devic
Venerable Joannicius of Devic

Saint Ioannikios (Janićije) was a Serb from Zeta, near the Adriatic Sea. He was the son of pious and God-fearing parents, and he lived during the reign of the last medieval Serbian ruler, Prince George Branković (1427-1458). From his youth, Saint Ioannikios loved solitude, and as an adolescent he…

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Synaxis of the Gerontissa Icon of the Mother of God

The December 2 Feast Day of the Gerontissa Icon of the Mother of God commemorates a miracle which occurred on the night of December 1, 1948 when the Theotokos saved the Pantokrator Monastery on Mount Athos from a fire. Because of this event, the Icon also came to be known as the…

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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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