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St. Peter Rigena Orthodox Orphanage and School - May 6, 2020

What Reverend Father Johnson Otara Hezekiah and Pappadhia Irene Moraa began with the blessing of Bishop Athanasius Akunda of blessed memory in June 2018 has begun to bear fruit! Following pastoral visits, fourteen (14) orphans were identified, and with their guardians, began to visit St. Peter Regina Orthodox Church. The small community were in support […]

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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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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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The struggle is real every day - May 27, 2018

Time to go to the market.  I need eggs and fruit. How many times do you say that in any given week?  How long does it take you to get to one?  Islanders who live on the Great Lake, Victoria, in Uganda must take a harrowing 6-hour boat ride to the mainland to do so. […]

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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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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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The Benefits of an Orthodox secondary school. - January 6, 2018

Why build an Orthodox Secondary School in the area?  What is the benefit? There are other schools available. What is the big deal? This question arises not only in the United States, but other countries as well. Many parents and guardians see no problem with their children going to schools that have different religious teachings, […]

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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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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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“…if You are real, then not much else matters.” - October 8, 2017

This last line of a poem written by a non-believing young man over 50 years ago is the leaping off point of the book Tears on the Equator: Muzungu.  Written by Gerasimos Kambites, this book chronicles this Greek-Canadian man through his life and eventual time on Bukasa Island, Lake Victoria, Uganda and the establishment of […]

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