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A Sense of Belonging is for the Poor as Well - April 1, 2018

To an American child, the idea of wearing a school uniform is outlandish.  An American child’s perceived individualism, in part, comes from what they wear, what label is on their clothing and whether it is the hottest, most current style.  In Kenya, the opposite is true. As a former British colony, one of the far-reaching […]

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A Letter from the Director of Saint Irene’s Mission Center - February 5, 2018

Dear friends and family, Thank you for supporting St Irene Orthodox Mission Center and Orphanage and making this dream become a reality! We love you so, so much! It has always been my dream of having a permanent home for the orphans at St Irene Orthodox Mission Center & Orphanage. This dream has finally come true for […]

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“Enlarging the Land” Benefits All* - November 26, 2017

The benefits of owning land far outweigh the benefits of not.  Currently, St. Irene’s Orthodox Mission Center pays rent for the small portion of land they use.  The structures in which the children learn and live are constructed for temporary usage.  Water must be brought in. It would allow the Mission Center to put a […]

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St. Irene Orthodox Mission Centre – Kenya “helps families to stand on their own.” - October 22, 2017

Listen to the video and learn of the plight of this family.  Learn also of their courage and faith and how they have turned to the Orthodox Church for help. Nine year old John goes to school at St Irene’s and hopes to be a Priest one day. He and his older brother Kariuki, are […]

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For the Sake of a Big Mac or Tall Latte - September 17, 2017

The director of St. Irene Orthodox Mission and Orphanage, Father Constantinos, was the youngest of eight children. By the time he was 12 years old his father had died leaving his widowed mother to raise her eight children alone. She was, and is, a loving Orthodox mother, who did her utmost to raise her children […]

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4 Chains, 12 Bells – What Is It? - August 13, 2017

Father Constantinos and Presbytera Triza are working towards St. Irene Orthodox Mission Center being self-reliant and self-sustaining; all with the purpose of following Jesus’ command in the Gospel of Saint Matthew, where He said, Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the Kingdom of Heaven belongs to such as […]

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“Enlarging the Land” Benefits All - June 4, 2017

The benefits of owning land far outweigh the benefits of not.  Currently, St. Irene’s Orthodox Mission Center pays rent for the small portion of land they use.  The structures in which the children learn and live are constructed for temporary usage.  Water must be brought in. It would allow the Mission Center to put a […]

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St. Irene Mission Center: Enlarging the Land - May 31, 2017

St. Irene Orthodox Mission Center is an institution that supports orphans and vulnerable children. It was started in the year 2010 by Father Constantinos and Papadhia Teresa, who have played a great role since its inception up to date. It started from a humble single room which was used as a classroom; as well as […]

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Kenya 2017 Update - May 13, 2017

After fifteen long hours of travelling, Father Silouan arrived at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Nairobi, Kenya Thursday, May 11.  Met by Father Methodius (St. Barnabas Orthodox Orphanage & School) and Father Constantinos (St. Irene Orthodox Mission Center, Father Silouan was quickly whisked off to see the children who have been waiting and waiting […]

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