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Thanksgiving - October 6, 2019

In the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. Amen! My dear brothers and sisters in Christ, Allow me to take this opportunity to thank everyone who has been supporting Saint Tabitha Orphanage and School from the time we relocated from Kibera Slums to this beautiful place. May God bless you, abundantly! […]

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Moving Forward - July 18, 2019

 By the Grace of God and under the pastoral care of Father Johnson Otara Hezekiah and Papadhia Irene Moraa, Saint Peter Rigina Orphanage and School has taken small steps of growth in these past 18 months. Truly the blessings given only a short time ago, by the now reposed Bishop Athanasius Akunda, have taken fruit […]

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Build a dormitory for 180 orphans! - March 19, 2019

The St. Barnabas Orthodox Orphanage and school has 180 children that it cares for. This care includes almost everything for every child: feeding them two good meals a day (the ones who would go hungry on the weekend are also fed on the weekends also), taking care of their medical needs, educating them, teaching them […]

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The “Chicken Project” & a Birthday - January 28, 2019

By God’s Grace and Mercy, life on Bukasa Island, Uganda has been quite busy.  January 12 Father Christopher celebrated his 71st birthday!  May God grant you many more blessed years!   Like us all, despite struggles and periodic illnesses, both Father Christopher and Matushka remain in good health “I am tired,” he said “I am so […]

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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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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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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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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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Orthodox Africa Mission 2018 Update Two Week One - June 15, 2018

Kenyawa, Kenya – 1stWeek June 14, 2018 After being here almost a week, I can say this has to be one of the hardest, but truly delightful, experiences of my life.  The poverty is so rampant that I couldn’t sleep thinking about it and not having heat in my hotel.  Shivering and thinking of the […]

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