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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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From Darkness to Light – One Stone at a Time - March 18, 2018

The parishioners at Annunciation Orthodox Church on Bukasa Island, in Uganda are blessed to have Father Christopher Walusimbi and Matushka to care, nurture and teach the Orthodox Faith to them.  They are deeply grateful, yet due to widespread poverty are unable to provide any kind of income to them.  During our Executive Director’s visit to […]

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Orthodox Africa Director Interviewed On Everyday Orthodox - February 23, 2018

On February 16th, 2018 our executive director Father Silouan (Brown) was interviewed by Elissa Bjelitich the host of the Ancient Faith Radio Series Everyday Orthodox. Orthodox Africa extends their gratitude to Elissa and all of the staff of Ancient Faith Radio. Please listen to this interview in which our executive director discusses why Orthodox Africa […]

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Week Of The Last Judgement - February 12, 2018

Today’s Gospel reading from Saint Matthew 25 verses 31-46 serves as an “un-official” anniversary for Orthodox Africa. It was because of today’s Gospel that our Founder, was challenged to determine how he could one day answer Christ when he finally stands in front of him at the dread Last Judgment and asked him, “Did you […]

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Happy Birthday Father Christopher! - January 24, 2018

January 12, 2018 was a very special day.  Nsobya Basil Walusimbi and his family decided to celebrate their father, Reverend Father Christopher Walusimbi’s 70th birthday with a surprise party. Basil said, “This was the first of its kind in his life…and he felt overwhelmed.” Surrounded by friends and family, Father Christopher received everyone with his, […]

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2017 – The Year in Review - December 31, 2017

The previous year was indeed a year of miracles, advances and pain – in fact this last year has been so full of blessings that one cannot even begin to articulate all that God has done for this mission through the hands of faithful donors such as yourself. Nevertheless, please accept this small review of […]

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Land! - December 16, 2017

Every child in the world has a dream, a secret wish – to have something special, maybe a pony or a race car. Perhaps a child dreams of going to see the ocean or the desert. Many children dream of having a permanent home where food is readily available on a daily basis, where they […]

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Holy Ground of Orthodox Africa - December 10, 2017

How difficult is it to be a missionary? Can you imagine how hard it is for one man, Father Christopher Walusimbi, to have labored for 34 years to build his Temple to the Annunciation? Alone, cold, hot, tired, hungry—often what we would consider a strict fast is what Orthodox Christians in Africa ordinarily would call […]

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Encouragement, Engagement, Outcome: St. John Maximovitch Secondary School - October 29, 2017

One of the long term goals of Orthodox Africa is to foster engagement in our missions, their children, families and staff so they are inspired and encouraged to get involved in the building up Our most Holy Orthodox Faith and develop a hope for a future beyond even Our own lifetimes. To the end the […]

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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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