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A Reflection on the Life and Ministry of Bishop Athanasius - January 4, 2019

***  For honourable age is not that which standeth in length of time, nor that is measured by number of years. But wisdom is the gray hair unto men, and an unspotted life is old age. He pleased God, and was beloved of him: so that living among sinners he was translated. Yea, speedily was he […]

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2018 Wrap Up And Review - January 3, 2019

Dear Beloved Friends of Orthodox Africa, Well, it has been quite a year at Orthodox Africa.  The year-end is a chance for us to reflect on what worked and what did not. We are very aware as a growing organization that there will be bumps as well as triumphs along the way but God will […]

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Progress is Being Made - December 23, 2018

Our God is a Faithful and Loving God! Here is all that He is doing at Saint Barnabas Orphanage and School through His Grace and Mercy. I am happy to report that the well has been drilled at our new property. Presently, it is being back-filled. We have a few of the teenaged boys working hard to level […]

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A Nativity gift for Saint Tabitha - November 24, 2018

Since the last time we heard from Saint Tabitha’s, Father Agapios and his wife Presbytera Dora have worked tirelessly to continue serving 45 of the most destitute and most needy children in Kenya, many of whom were rescued from the largest slum in Africa. Over the many years that they have been rescuing orphans from […]

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Good Will Depends on You - October 26, 2018

Many of our readers may not be aware that the Bishops in Africa are just as dependent on your good will as the many missions you see us featuring and often times the Bishops who are the center of the Church are neglected and often have a very difficult time carrying out their mission which not […]

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And yet, God is Faithful - September 12, 2018

Life at Saint Barnabas Orphanage and School, life continues as it does for all people in the world.  A few days ago, Father Methodios purchased seven tons of wood for fuel.  The fuel prices have been hiked by 16% at the pump. This burden has begun being passed to the consumer. Every item’s price has […]

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My time on Bukasa Island visiting Annunciation Orthodox Church in the Pearl of Africa (Uganda) - July 30, 2018

By Paul Neustrom When I first arrived on Bukasa Island, I was overwhelmed with the sight of one of the most beautiful Orthodox churches that I have seen built in a very traditional Russian/Byzantine style. This is located in a very picturesque setting.  The island of Bukasa is one of the further most of the […]

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Van Will Help Provide Support To Diocesan Missions - July 5, 2018

At Orthodox Africa, we work very hard to help our missions become self-sustaining. The Diocese of Kisumu in Western Kenya is no exception. Together the volunteers of Orthodox Africa and donors like you have come together to make the dream of self-sustainability a reality for our Orthodox Brothers and Sisters in Kenya. In 2017 our […]

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Stretching Our Imagination -

It’s hard to believe it is the 4th of July already. Today many of us will celebrate with friends, family, food, and fireworks, enjoying the summer heat. It’s hard to imagine a distant time when the freedom we enjoy had to be fought to the death for. It can be easy to not think about […]

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There’s No Place Like Home – Father Methodios’s Final Thoughts - June 24, 2018

On an early  Kenyan morning in May at the St. Barnabas Orphange, Father Methodius woke up with one mission on his mind – to say goodbye to the  many children he cares for there, and head to America. There is always a bit of excitement and culture shock when we travel to another country. Beyond […]

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