Saint Irene Mission Center

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Currently, Saint 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.  They would like to purchase the land.  This would allow improvements to the current buildings to make them more permanent and a create an an environment better conducive to learning.
Dormitories can be built for the children to live in and a residential area for guests are included in the plans. A well can be dug to provide water!

Most importantly, it will bring about the sense of permanency, something these children do not have in their lives now.  Read about “Enlarging the Land” here.

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The Story

Saint Irene’s Orthodox mission center Kenya was founded in May 2010 by Fr Constantinos Muthiru and his wife Papadia Teresa.

Fr. Constantinos and his wife grew up in extreme poverty and received their educations from Orthodox sponsors. Upon graduation from school, they both decided to give back to society by taking care of the needy.

Saint Irene’s mission started in a rented room that served as both a church and a catechetical classroom. Papadia Teresa was instrumental during the formative years of the mission center, during which time Fr. Constantinos was a  student at the Makarios III Seminary in Nairobi. It was during these first three years that St. Irene Mission Center developed into what it is today.

Saint Irene’s Orthodox Mission now assists 96 vulnerable children suffering from spiritua

l, economic, social and physical poverty. Some live with sick parents and elderly guardians who are physically and sexually abusive, while others are entirely dependent and live with caregivers employed by the mission.

Services provided are food, clothing, shelter, child care, education, health care, catechism, and spiritual guidance.



Plans for the Future

The first steps for self-reliance and sustainability for St. Irene Mission Center involve purchasing land and building permanent structures for the center. They aim to build an Orthodox community centered around the continued treatment of people’s physical and spiritual maladies.


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Please visit their website for more information about this mission and to donate towards their immediate needs.

You may also donate directly to St. Irene here.  Donate Now



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The Basic Necessity of Water - June 13, 2018

Saint Irene’s Orthodox Mission Center is in the process of a borehole drilling proposal to establish clean water and a 6 meter steel elevated water tower. Fr. Constantinos has been working diligently to initiate the project in South Kinangop, Kenya. “Over 1,200 households that suffer from a lack of clean water supply and sanitation” in […]

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Orthodox Mission 2018 Update Number One - June 10, 2018

Our Assistant Director Paul Neustrom had the privilege of celebrating the Divine Liturgy with Father Constantinos and the community of Saint Irene’s Mission today. He has been reflecting on the difficulties of not having the benefit of many forms of modern technology, yet what many of us would find so tricky can also lead to […]

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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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