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    Ἀγαπητοί μου ἀδελφοί,
    Μὲ αἰσθήματα ἰδιαζούσης εὐγνωμοσύνης καὶ βαθιᾶς συγκίνησης, σπεύδω νὰ σᾶς εὐχαριστήσω γιὰ τὴ δωρεὰ πρὸς τὴν ταπεινὴ Ἐπισκοπή μου, τοῦ χρηματικοῦ ποσοῦ τῶν 5.000 εὐρώ πρὸς ἐνίσχυση τῆς λειτουργίας τῆς κλινικῆς μας στὸ ἱεραποστολικό μας κέντρο στὸ Κινταμάλι τῆς Ἰρίγκας. Εἶναι γεγονός ἀδιαφιλονίκητο πλέον ὅτι χωρὶς τὴν ἀπὸ τὰ πρῶτα μου βήματα στὴν Ἐπισκοπή μου βοήθεια καὶ ἐν πράγμασιν ἠθικὴ καὶ ὑλικὴ συμπαράστασή σας, θὰ ἤταν ἀδύνατο νὰ προχωρήσουμε, διότι οἱ δυσκολίες καὶ οἱ ἀνᾶγκες εἶναι ἀδήριτες.
    Σ’ αὐτὴ τὴν ὄμορφη μὰ πάμπτωχη γωνιὰ τῆς γῆς, σὲ κάθε βῆμα μας συναντᾶμε τὸν ἀνθρώπινο πόνο. Οἱ ἄνθρωποι πτωχοὶ ἀλλὰ εὐτυχισμένοι, πάντοτε μὲ ἕνα χαμόγελο στὰ χείλη τους, ζοῦν μὲ ἁπλότητα τὴν σκληρὴ καθημερινότητά τους, μὲ παντελῆ στέρηση τῶν ἀναγκαίων, ἀλλὰ μὲ συνεχῆ τὴν ἐπίκληση τοῦ Θεοῦ. Εἶναι ἕνα θαῦμα νὰ ζήσει κανεὶς μιὰ Θεία Λειτουργία στὴν Ἀφρική. Μὲ πόση προσοχὴ καὶ προσήλωση συμμετέχουν ὅλοι μαζί, ἀκόμη καὶ τὰ μικρὰ παιδιά, στὴν ψαλμωδία καὶ στὴ Θεία Μετάληψη!
    Σὲ ὑψόμετρο 1500 μέτρων, στὸ τεράστιο ὀροπέδιο τοῦ Ρίφτ Βάλλεϋ, βρίσκεται ἡ περιοχὴ τῆς Ἰρίγκας, ποὺ θεωρεῖται κατὰ γενικὴ παραδοχή, ἡ πτωχότερη καὶ δυσκολότερη περιοχὴ τῆς Τανζανίας. Τοὺς ἔξι μὲ ὀκτὼ μῆνες τὸν χρόνο ὑπάρχει παντελὴς ξηρασία, μὲ τοὺς ἀνέμους νὰ δέρνουν τὰ γυμνὰ δένδρα καὶ νὰ στεγνώνουν τὸ ἤδη κατάξερο τοπίο.
    Σ’ αὐτὴ τὴν δύσκολη περιοχή, ὑπάρχει μεγάλη ἀνάγκη γιὰ παροχὴ ἰατρικῆς περίθαλψης στοὺς ἀδελφούς μας. Οἱ ἄνθρωποι ὑποφέρουν ἀπὸ τὸ Ἔιτζ, τὴν ἐλονοσία, τὸν τύφο, μὲ ἀποτέλεσμα ὁ ἀριθμὸς τῶν ὀρφανῶν παιδιῶν νὰ μεγαλώνει κάθε μέρα.



    Μὲ τὶς ταπεινὲς δυνατότητές μας καὶ μὲ δειλὰ-δειλὰ βήματα, ξεκινήσαμε τὴν λειτουργία τῆς Κλινικῆς στὸ Ἱεραποστολικό μας Κέντρο τοῦ Κινταμάλι τῆς Ἰρίγκας, τὴν ὁποία ἀνοικοδόμησε ὁ Θεόδωρος καὶ ἡ Μελπομένη Γεράκη, τακτικά μέλη της Αδελφότητάς σας, καὶ στὴν ὁποίαν πλήθη ἀσθενῶν προσέρχονται πεζῆ ἀπὸ τὶς γύρω περιοχὲς. Ἐκ τῶν πραγμάτων ἀποδεικνύεται ὅτι πρέπει νὰ ὀργανωθεῖ ὑπὸ τὴν μορφὴ πολυκλινικῆς, μὲ διάφορες εἰδικότητες, διότι εἶναι ποικίλες οἱ ἀσθένειες τῶν ἀνθρώπων καὶ ὑποτυπώδης ἡ Ὑγειονομικὴ Μέριμνα τοῦ κράτους. Τὸ κόστος τῆς λειτουργίας τῆς Κλινικῆς μας, αὐτὴ τὴ στιγμή, γιὰ μισθοὺς ἰατρῶν καὶ δωρεὰν φάρμακα, ἀνέρχεται στὸ ποσὸ τῶν 2.000 € τὸν μῆνα. Ὠστόσο ξεκινήσαμε, μὲ τὸ χέρι στὴν καρδιὰ καὶ τὴν ἐλπίδα στὴν ἀγάπη σας!
    Εὐχηθεῖτε, ἀγαπητοί μας ἀδελφοί, ὁ λόγος τοῦ Εὐαγγελίου νὰ τρέχει, μὲ ἔργα καὶ λόγια ἀληθινῆς ἀγάπης καὶ οἱ καμπάνες τῆς Ὀρθοδοξίας μας νὰ ἠχήσουν σὲ κάθε γωνιὰ τῆς Ἀφρικῆς. Ἀμήν.

    †Ὁ Ἀρούσας Ἀγαθόνικος

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    Ιεραποστολική Στέγη Αγίου Διονυσίου Ολύμπου

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    εκδόσεις Χρυσοπηγή











    "2018, Πρώτο Πάσχα στο χωριό Ρουμπάρρε της Ουγκάντας. Οι πιστοί στη Θεία Λειτουργία στον πρόχειρο Ναό της Παναγίας της Μυρτιδιώτισσας του δεύτερου ιεραποστολικού μας κλιμακίου .Ο π.Αριστοτέλης Ασήμουε εξηγεί με υπομονή τα τελούμενα που τα βλέπουν πρώτη φορά. Να είναι όλοι καλά και ευλογημένοι, καθώς και ο.π.Εμμανουήλ Τσιανούκα που βοήθησε φέτος, η πρεσβυτέρα Μαγδαληνή και όλοι οι πιστοί. Χριστός Ανέστη!"

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    My beloved brethren,
    With feelings of sincere gratitude and deep emotion I would like to thank you for the donation of the amount of € 5,000 to my humble Diocese in support of the operation of our medical clinic in our missionary center in Kidamali, Iringa. It is an undeniable fact that without your moral as well as material support in my first steps in my Diocese, it would be impossible to move forward, due to urgent needs and insurmountable difficulties.
    In this beautiful but extremely poor corner of the earth, in every step we take we encounter human pain. The people, poverty-stricken but happy, always with a smile on their faces, live in simplicity the hardness of their daily routine, being totally deprived of the most basic necessities, but always calling upon God and worshipping Him. It is a marvel to experience a Divine Liturgy in Africa. How much attention and devotion they all show, even small children, in chanting and in partaking of the Holy Communion!
    At a height of 1500 meters, on the huge Rift Valley plateau, lies the area of Iringa, which is generally assumed to be the poorest and toughest area of Tanzania. For six to eight months every year it is plagued by extreme drought, with the winds blowing through the bare trees and drying up the already arid scenery.
    In this tough area, there is a great need for providing health care to our brothers. Our fellow-humans there are suffering from hunger, malaria, typhoid and many other diseases. As a result, the number of orphaned children is growing every day.



    With our humble abilities and with timid steps, we began operating the medical clinic in our missionary center in Kidamali, Iringa, which was rebuilt thanks to the donation of Theodoros and Melpomeni Geraki’s family from Thessaloniki and to which crowds of ailing people arrive on foot from the surrounding areas. It is evident that it must be organized in the form of a polyclinic, with a variety of specialties, due to the large number of illnesses and the rudimentary state health care. The current cost of running our Clinic for doctors’ salaries and free medicine amounts to € 2,000 per month. Despite the difficulties, we got started with the hand on the heart and in the hope of your loving contribution!
    Dear brothers in Christ, please pray that the Word of the Gospel will be spread with good words and acts of true love, and that the bells of Orthodoxy will ring in every corner of Africa. Amen.

    † Agathonikos of Arusha

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    Orthodox Christian Mission Center - OCMC


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    "Holy Trinity youth from Charlotte, NC is in the office today! They are learning about the need for Orthodox Missions around the world. One day soon we will see these faces serving the Church and spreading the faith across all nations!"

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    Makarios Tillyrides Kenyas

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    "Today on my mission work we reached a point where the road was blocked by floods we could not go across. Τhis is how our mission is full of challenges but we still persist..."

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    Titus Twungubumwe

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    On Holy Saturday of the Holy Week of Easter 2018, His Eminence Innocentios Byakatonda, the Bishop of the Orthodox Diocese of Burundi and Rwanda, conducted the Matins of the Sunday of Resurrection of Pascha 2018 in the Cathedral of the Holy Dormition of the Theotokos / Bujumbura.
    This is the Blessed Sabbath. The “Great and Holy Sabbath” is the day which connects Good Friday, the commemoration of the Cross, with the day of His Resurrection. To many the real nature and the meaning of this “connection”, or “middle day”, remains obscure. For a good majority of churchgoers, the “important” days of Holy Week are Friday and Sunday, the Cross and the Resurrection. These two days, however, remain somehow “disconnected.” There is a day of sorrow, and then, there is the day of joy. In this sequence, sorrow is simply replaced by joy, but according to the teaching of the Orthodox Church, expressed in Her Liturgical tradition, the nature of this sequence is not that of a simple replacement. The Church proclaims that Christ has “trampled death by death.”
    It means that even before the Resurrection, an event takes place, in which the sorrow is not simply replaced by joy but is itself transformed into joy. Great Saturday is precisely this day of transformation, the day when victory grows from inside the defeat, when before the Resurrection, we are given to contemplate the death of death itself. All this is expressed, and even more, all this really takes place every year in this marvellous morning service, in this liturgical commemoration which becomes for us a saving and transforming present.
    On coming to the Church on the morning of Holy Saturday, Friday has just been liturgically completed. The sorrow of Friday is, therefore, the initial theme, the starting point of Matins of Saturday. It begins as a funeral service, as a lamentation over a dead body. After the singing of the funeral troparia and a slow censing of the church, the celebrants approach the Epitaphion. We stand at the grave of our Lord, we contemplate His death. Psalm 119 is sung and to each verse we add a special “praise”, which expresses the horror of men, and of the whole creation, before the death of Jesus:
    “O all ye mountains and hills, and all ye gatherings of men,”
    “Mourn, weep and lament with me, the Mother of your God”
    And yet, from the beginning, along with this initial theme of sorrow and lamentation, a new theme makes its appearance and will become more and more apparent. We find it, first of all, in Psalm 119 – “Blessed are the undefiled in the way, who walk in the law of the Lord.”
    The death of Christ is the ultimate proof of His love for the will of God, of His obedience to His Father. It is an act of pure obedience, of full trust in the Father’s will; and for the Church it is precisely this obedience to the end, this perfect humility of the Son that constitutes the foundation, the beginning of His victory. The Father desires this death, the Son accepts it, revealing an unconditional faith in the perfection of the Father’s will, in the necessity of this sacrifice of the Son by the Father. Psalm 119 is the psalm of that obedience, and therefore the announcement that in obedience the triumph has begun.
    But why does the Father desire this death? Why is it necessary? The death of Christ is described as His descent into Hades. “Hades” in the concrete Biblical language means the realm of death, which God has not created and which He did not want; it also signifies that the Prince of this world is all powerful in the world. Satan, Sin, Death – these are the “dimensions” of Hades, its content. For sin comes from Satan and Death is the result of sin – “sin entered the world, and death by sin.” (Romans 5:12).
    The entire universe after the fall had become a cosmic cemetery, it was condemned to destruction and despair. And this is why death is “the last enemy,” (1 Corinthians 15:20) and its destruction constitutes the ultimate goal of the Incarnation. This encounter with death is the “hour” of Christ of which He said that “for this hour have I come.” (John 12:27) Now this hour has come and the Son of God enters into Death. The Holy Fathers of the Church usually describe this moment as a duel between Christ and Death, Christ and Satan. For this death was to be either the last triumph of Satan, or his decisive defeat. The duel develops in several stages. At first, the forces of evil seem to triumph. The Righteous One is crucified, abandoned by all, and endures a shameful death.
    He also becomes the partaker of “Hades,” of this place of darkness and despair. But at this very moment, the real meaning of this death is revealed. The One who dies on the Cross has Life in Himself, i.e., He has life not as a gift from outside, a gift which therefore can be taken away from Him, but as His own Essence. For He is the Life and the Source of all life. “In Him was Life and Life was the light of man.” The man Jesus dies, but this Man is the Son of God. As man, He can really die, but in Him, God Himself enters the realm of death. This is the unique, the incomparable meaning of Christ’s death. In it, the man who dies is God, or to be more exact, the God-Man. God is the Holy Immortal; and only in the unity “without confusion, without change, without division, without separation” of God and Man in Christ can human death be “assumed” by God and be overcome and destroyed from within, be “trampled down by death.”
    Death is Overcame by Life Now we understand why God desires that death, why the Father gives His Only Begotten Son to it. He desires the salvation of man. Hence the necessity of the Incarnation and the necessity of that Divine death. Death was not only destroyed by God, but was overcome and trampled down in human nature itself by man and through man.
    “For since by man came death, by man came also the resurrection of the dead.” (1 Corinthians 15;21) Sabbath, the seventh day, achieves and completes the history of salvation, its last act being the overcoming of death. But after the Sabbath comes the first day of a new creation, of a new life born from the grave.
    However, we are still in Great Saturday before Christ’s tomb, and we have to live through this long day, before we hear at midnight ‘Christ is Risen!’, before we enter into the celebration of His Resurrection. Thus, the third lesson — Matthew 27:62-66 – which completes the service, tells us once more about the Tomb – ‘which was made secure by sealing the stone and setting a guard.” But it is probably here, at the end of Matins, that the ultimate meaning of this “middle day” is made manifest. Christ arose again from the dead. His Resurrection we will celebrate the next day on Pascha (Easter). This celebration, however, commemorates a unique event of the past, and anticipates a mystery of the future. It is already His Resurrection, but not yet ours.
    We will have to die, to accept the dying, the separation, the destruction. Our reality in this world, is the reality of the Great Saturday; this day is the real image of our human condition. We believe in the Resurrection, because Christ has risen from the dead. We expect the Resurrection. We know that Christ’s death is no longer the hopeless ultimate end of everything, Baptised into His death, we partake already of His life that came out of the grave. We receive His Body and Blood, which are the food of immortality. We have in ourselves the token, the anticipation of the eternal life. All our Christian existence is measured by these acts of communion to the life of the “new eon” of the Kingdom, and yet we are here, and death is our inescapable share. But this life between the Resurrection of Christ and the day of the common resurrection, is it not precisely the life in the Great Saturday? Is not expectation the basic and essential category of Christian experience? We wait in love, hope and faith. We wait for “the Resurrection and the life of the world to come” (see Nicene Creed).
    Every year, on Great and Holy Saturday, after this morning service, we wait for the Easter night and the fullness of Paschal joy. We know that they are approaching — and yet, how slow is this approach, how long is this day! But is not the wonderful quiet of Great Saturday the symbol of our very life in this world? Are we not always in this “middle day,” waiting for the Pascha of Christ, preparing ourselves for the day without evening of His Kingdom?
    Holy Week is dedicated to the remembrance of the last days of the Savior's earthly life, His suffering on the Cross, death and burial. Due to the greatness and importance of the events, every day of this week is called holy and great. Therefore, in these days, neither memory of saints nor remembrance of the departed is performed. The church encourages believers to take spiritual participation in the services performed and to become partakers of sacred memories.
    From the apostolic times, the days of Holy Week were in deep esteem among Christians. Believers spent the Passion Week in the strictest abstinence, zealous prayer, in the deeds of virtue and mercy.
    All the services of Holy Week, distinguished by the depth of pious emotions, contemplation, special touch and duration, are arranged so that in them the history of the sufferings of the Savior, His last divine instruction, is alive and gradually reproduced. Every day of the week a special memory is learned, expressed in hymns and gospel readings of Matins and Liturgy.
    Participating in the sufferings of the Savior, "conforming to his death" (Philippians 3, 10), the Holy Church in this week takes a sad image: sacred objects in temples (throne, altar, etc.) and the clergymen themselves dress in dark clothes and worship takes place predominantly in a sad nature, the Passion of Christ. In modern liturgical practice, they usually perform Lenten worship in black vestments, replacing them with bright ones on the Great Sabbath. In some monasteries and temples the service is performed, according to more ancient practice, in purple vestments, and in Passion Week - in scarlet - burgundy, the colour of blood - in remembrance of the sufferings on the Cross for the salvation of the world of the Savior's Blood.
    Report by:
    Reader Timotheos (Tito) TWUNGUBUMWE
    Orthodox Diocese of Burundi and Rwanda
    Bujumbura, Easter Holy Week 2018

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    Habbil Lipesa Omukuba

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    Abbah JM Kariuki

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    Ανατέλλοντας την ελπίδα...

    Αγαπητοί φίλοι της Ιεραποστολής,
    Ο Χριστός να είναι μαζί μας!
    Με διακεκριμένη τιμή επικοινωνώ με την Αδελφότητα Ορθοδόξου Εξωτερικής Ιεραποστολής, για να εκφράσω τις ειλικρινείς ευχαριστίες μου, διότι η στήριξη που έχετε δώσει στη νέα μας Επισκοπή προβάλλει έμπρακτα το πνεύμα της Ορθοδοξίας και της αδελφοσύνης που υπάρχει μεταξύ μας.
    Ο Κύριος συνεχίζει να κάνει θαύματα στη νέα μας επισκοπή. Όχι με την ταχύτητα που θα περίμενε κανείς βέβαια, αλλά έχουμε διανύσει ήδη αρκετή απόσταση. Θα αναφέρω μερικά από τα επιτεύγματά μας. Έχουμε ολοκληρώσει το 90% της κατασκευής των γραφείων μας. Ευτυχώς δε χρειάζεται πλέον να καταβάλλουμε μισθώματα, καθώς έχουμε μετακινηθεί στα νέα μας γραφεία.
    Με τις ευλογίες του Πατριάρχη μας, έχουμε ένα μοναστήρι της Αγίας Κλεοπάτρας και σύντομα ολοκληρώνεται η μονή του Αγίου Αντωνίου. Έχουμε ήδη πέντε μοναχές.
    Επί τέλους, αποκτήσαμε ένα αυτοκίνητο για να περιοδεύουμε την επισκοπή μας. Έτσι, κάναμε αρκετές βαπτίσεις και εγκαίνια ιερών ναών. Όσον αφορά τις γεωτρήσεις, έχουμε αγοράσει ένα καλό γεωτρύπανο.
    Αυτή τη στιγμή, κατασκευάζουμε το Γυμνάσιο του Αγίου Αθανασίου στο Nandi, που έχει περίπου 140 μαθητές. Είναι κτήριο της ενορίας των Αγίων Παύλου και Διονυσίου, της πρώτης Ορθόδοξης Εκκλησίας στην περιοχή Μπουσία. Είχαμε ξεκινήσει ένα πρόγραμμα σίτισης στα σχολεία μας για τα φτωχά παιδιά, αλλά προς το παρόν το έχουμε σταματήσει λόγω έλλειψης κονδυλίων. Δυστυχώς το εκπαιδευτικό μας έργο δεν προχωράει καλά, καθώς έχουμε πάρα πολλά παιδιά και νέους των οποίων η εκπαίδευση έχει σταματήσει λόγω έλλειψης χρημάτων. Επίσης, κάναμε πολλές ιερατικές συνάξεις, στις οποίες τους διδάξαμε για την Ορθοδοξία.

    Δυστυχώς, έχουμε πολλά ακόμη προβλήματα και χρειαζόμαστε τις προσευχές σας και οποιαδήποτε άλλη βοήθεια. Υπάρχουν πολλοί άνθρωποι, που εξακολουθούν να προσεύχονται στο ύπαιθρο. Οι κοινότητες αυξάνονται! Τώρα έχουμε περίπου 300 ενορίες, εκ των οποίων περίπου οι μισές με μόνιμα κτήρια.
    Έπειτα, έχουμε ένα ορφανοτροφείο της Αγίας Ταβιθάς, που είναι το όνειρό μου να το δω να μεγαλώνει, να έχουν τα παιδιά εκεί φαγητό και ρούχα και συνεχή εκπαίδευση. Κάθε παιδί χρειάζεται περίπου ένα ευρώ την ημέρα.
    Μια άλλη πρόκληση που αντιμετωπίζουμε είναι η μισθοδοσία των ιερέων μας. Επιθυμία μου είναι να τους δίνω τουλάχιστον 190 ευρώ, αλλά μέχρι στιγμής δεν έχουμε την πολυτέλεια να τους δώσουμε ούτε 50 ευρώ το μήνα. Έχουμε 110 κληρικούς.
    Φέτος, ευελπιστώ, αν θέλει ο Θεός, να ολοκληρωθεί και η κατασκευή των τάξεων στο σχολείο του Αγίου Αθανασίου, έτσι ώστε το επόμενο έτος να προχωρήσουμε στο επόμενο σχολείο. Χρειαζόμαστε τρεις τάξεις, που θα κοστίσουν 1800 ευρώ η καθεμία.
    Θέλω επίσης να μοιραστώ μαζί σας, αγαπημένοι μου αδελφοί, τα θαύματα που κάνει η Ορθοδοξία μας στην ήπειρό μας. Στην επισκοπή μας ο λαός συρρέει. Οι άνθρωποι προς μεγάλη μου έκπληξη έχουν αγκαλιάσει το μοναχισμό.
    Μέρος αυτών των καλών νέων νομίζω ότι έχει προέλθει από τη δική σας βοήθεια, γι’ αυτό μοιράζομαι μαζί σας κάποιες από τις αγωνίες μας, που ξέρω ότι με τη σοφία, την καθοδήγηση και την προσευχή σας θα ξεπεράσουμε τα επόμενα χρόνια και έτσι το φως της Ορθοδοξίας θα λάμψει σε όλες τις γωνιές του κόσμου και ειδικά στο Kisumu.

    Σας ευχαριστώ πολύ, αδελφοί, για τη στήριξη και για όλη την αγάπη σας προς εμάς. Ευχαριστώ όλους τους Έλληνες, που βοηθάτε για τη διάδοση της τιμίας μας πίστεως στην Αφρική και όλοι σάς ευχαριστούμε, γιατί έχετε αλλάξει τη ζωή μας εδώ στην Αφρική, παρ’ όλες τις δυσκολίες που αντιμετωπίζετε και οι ίδιοι στην πατρίδα σας. Σας ευχαριστώ που στέκεστε στο πλευρό μας, όχι μόνο με υλική βοήθεια αλλά και με προσευχή και συντροφικότητα.
    Εύχεστε πάντοτε για εμάς και ειδικά για εμένα, τον ανάξιο ποιμένα της Ιεράς Επισκοπής Κισούμου και πάσης δυτικής Κένυας. Είθε οι ευλογίες του Κυρίου μας να είναι μαζί σας.

    †Ο Κισούμου Αθανάσιος

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    ORTHODOX DIOCESE OF NYERI AND MT KENYA

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    "Christ is Risen!
    We are entering into an amazing week in our Diocese. Women Seminar is set to Start on 19th-22nd this Month. Venue Ngoru Orthodox Secondary School which was built by the Orthodox Church of Finland. We thank the Church of Finland for their support in our mission worke specially the Philantrophia mission organization for their support toward the women Seminar.
    We are anticipating to have over 300 women attending. We have organized to have both international and local Speakers.
    THEME: ARISE AND WALK (Isaiah 52:2)!
    At the Conclusion of the Seminar during the Divine Liturgy on Sunday;
    SETH NYAGAH From Embu Deanery will be ordained into Deaconate. He will soon enter into holy priesthood to assist the Church in Embu following the passing on of our beloved Fr. John of blessed memory. Pray for us for everything to go on well and for the WILL of God to be done! Kristo Amefufuka!"

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    Ιεραποστολή στο Καμερούν-Orhtodox Mission in Cameroon

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    "11.04.2018 Τετάρτη του Πάσχα. Στον ημιτελή Ναό της Θεοτόκου στην περιοχή του διεθνούς Αεροδρομίου της πρωτεύουσας του Καμερούν Γιαουντέ ελειτούργησε σήμερα ο Σεβασμιώτατος μητροπολίτης ΚΑΜΕΡΟΥΝ κ Γρηγόριος με κληρικούς της Ιεράς Μητροπόλεως Καμερούν.
    Στον ίδιο χώρο προγραμματίζεται η κατασκευή μεγάλου Ιεραποστολικού Κέντρου με Αγροτικό Ιατρείο."

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    Ιεραποστολή στο Καμερούν-Orhtodox Mission in Cameroon

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    "09.04.2018 Easter Monday. Visit to our mespil orphanage. Father George and f. Evangelos distributed toys, food and stationery to children and talked to them about the Resurrection of Christ. The children at the end to say good-bye to us sang "Jesus is Risen" in Greek."

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    Orthodox Metropolis of Zambia and Malawi

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    "My dear sisters an brothers. 
    Desperation has captured the hearts of people those days.Many things that happen around us prove that the injustice and hate rule while true is destroyed.Easter comes to dissolve the clouds of despair and relieve us from the tendency to remain in the heart of the challenge to believe let’s strengthen our progress to emerge from any form of despair. Wishing you health,joy and peace and the infinite mercy of Resurrected Saviour Jesus Christ, May God also show His mercy on us, so that we may overcome whatever obstacles in this journey against the current. CHRIST IS RISEN Together for the Glory of God"
    +IOANNIS
    ARHBISHOP OF ZAMBIA AND MALAWI

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    Uganda Orthodox Church

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    Today 15th. April during the celebration of the Thomas Sunday, His Grace Bishop Athanasius Akunda of Kisumu and All Western Kenya presided over the Holy Liturgy at St Nicholas Orthodox Church. His Grace will as well be the Chief Guest today as the Uganda Orthodox Church Youth Launch their Youth Network. #ChristIsRisen #LiveOrthodoxy

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