Saint John Chrysostom on Caring for the Orphans and Widows

“If you ever wish to associate with someone, make sure that you do not give your attention to those who enjoy health and wealth and fame as the world sees it, but take care of those in affliction, in critical circumstances, who are utterly deserted and enjoy no consolation. Put a high value on associating with these, for from them you shall receive much profit, and you will do all for the glory of God. God himself has said: I am the father of orphans and the protector of widows” (Psalm 67:6).
~St. John Chrysostom

Saint Basil the Great On Those Who Are Destitute

When someone steals another’s clothes, we call them a thief. Should we not give the same name to one who could clothe the naked and does not? The bread in your cupboard belongs to the hungry; the coat unused in your closet belongs to the one who needs it; the shoes rotting in your closet belong to the one who has no shoes; the money which you hoard up belongs to the poor.
+St Basil the Great


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Sadly it has recently come to our attention that people who are not connected with Saint Barnabas’s Orthodox Orphanage and School) are falsely claiming that they are. Please protect yourself by only donating through www.orthodoxmissionkenya.org or orthodoxafrica.org these are the only two places in which we at Orthodox Africa can ensure that your donations are going to the charity of your choice.

Great Blessings for St. Irene’s Orthodox Mission Center

Dear friends of Orthodox Africa,

It is with joy and thanksgiving that we announce that a major need for transportation has been filled by the grace of God’s compassion. Through the help of your kind donations,  Fr. Constantinos Muthiru of St. Irene Orthodox Mission Center, reports he has been able to move forward with the purchase of a van to use as a mission vehicle! It took much time and effort in prayer and in saving money, but the children will now be able to be taken to hospital when they are sick and to have safe transportation to and from school and church.

Mobility can be a daunting prospect from day to day for the many children benefiting from the existence of these missions. A reliable vehicle is an enormous blessing to the large spiritual family served by St. Irene Mission Center!  We are extremely grateful for all of you who donate, pray, and volunteer with us at Orthodox Africa, and we look forward to continuing to participate with God in the working of His will in all our lives through laboring together!

With our sincere gratitude and love in Christ,
The Team at Orthodox Africa

 

 

Orthodox Africa Mission Presentation in Washington

washington-cathedralWe are excited to announce that on Sunday October 16th 2016 our director Father Silouan and other members of our team will be in Washington DC to kick off a series of parish presentations about the good work that our missions in Kenya are doing to care for our impoverished brothers and sisters. If you will be in the Washington DC area, please come join us during the English Liturgy at Saint John the Baptist Russian Orthodox Cathedral and then come hear all about our missions immediately after liturgy.  The cathedral is located at 4001 17th St. NW, Washington, DC 20011