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Kassi Dee Patrick Marks, JD: On Finding Peace in the Midst of the COVID-19 Pandemic

By |2020-05-17T17:56:12+00:00May 17th, 2020|Uncategorized|

On Finding Peace in the Midst of the COVID-19 Pandemic By: Kassi Dee Patrick Marks, JD The COVID-19 pandemic and the various crises (plural: health, economic, potentially political, as well as personal crises this can trigger) it has unleashed has been unlike anything I’ve ever experienced. I was feeding and rocking my firstborn when the [...]

Bishop Neofitos Kongai: Samaritan woman and the need to belong

By |2020-05-17T17:01:18+00:00May 17th, 2020|Uncategorized|

A Samaritan woman came to draw water and Jesus said to her, “give me a drink.” The Samaritan woman said to him, “ How is it that you, a Jew, ask a drink of me, a woman of Samaria?” (Jewish do not share things common with Samaritans). I write this as a prayer in my [...]

One simply cannot wave the magic wand and make Covid-19 go away.

By |2020-04-30T18:27:00+00:00April 30th, 2020|Uncategorized|

I'm seeing that a lot of people, in their intemperate rush to "get back to normal" before things have really changed much, have suddenly discovered a conscience about Africa and the developing world generally, warning us of dire consequences, not from the Covid-19 epidemic, but from the efforts to reduce its spread - a blatant [...]

Beware!! WOLVES IN SHEEPSKIN!!Fake news! False teachers, liars, Scams and traps.

By |2020-04-28T09:25:17+00:00April 23rd, 2020|Uncategorized|

Fake news! False teachers, liars, Scams and traps. Beware!! WOLVES IN SHEEPSKIN!! Dear friends and supporters of St. Barnabas Orphanage & School, As the director of our Orthodox Mission in Kenya and a "father" to over 200 orphaned and vulnerable children at St. Barnabas, I am forever grateful for your prayers, your love, compassion, and [...]

Archimandrite Fr. Markos Theodosis Appointed Bishop of Kisumu

By |2019-11-01T17:42:56+00:00November 1st, 2019|Uncategorized|

KENYA!! Curriculum vitae of the elected Bishop of Kisumu, Markos Archimandrite Fr. Markos Theodosis was born in Johannesburg, South Africa, to Greek Cypriot parents. He finished High School in an English School and he also finished Greek at Benoni Greek School where he grew up and later became Parish Priest at St. Athanasius Church of [...]

62,000$ US Raised to Build St Barnabas Orphanage in Kenya

By |2020-04-28T09:25:18+00:00June 13th, 2019|Uncategorized|

We are very pleased about the results of this fundraiser! On Facebook about $30,000 was raised, but to this total must be added over $30,000 that was also donated through our church in Texas. Therefore the final totals, which I will be trying to get very soon, are that the fundraiser raised, I think around [...]

Now free and baptized. At 7 years old Stephen was thrown into prison!

By |2020-04-28T09:25:18+00:00April 2nd, 2019|Uncategorized|

My Trip to Kenya, Blog of Matushka Marina Holland Part 7, Sunday, January 27, 2019 Today was the first Liturgy since our arrival, and I’d been very much looking forward to it.  But alas, I didn’t make it.  I slept poorly last night again, and just did not have the energy.  We are realizing that [...]

My Trip to Kenya Blog of Matushka Marina Holland Part 6 Saturday, January 26, 2019

By |2020-04-28T09:25:18+00:00March 12th, 2019|Uncategorized|

My Trip to Kenya :Blog of Matushka Marina Holland Part 6; Saturday, January 26, 2019   Marina Holland holds a worn out soccer ball at St Barnabas Orphanage and School. there is great need for a proper play field at the orphanage We slept in this morning till around 8:15. The family was [...]

My Trip to Kenya Blog of Matushka Marina Holland Part 05 Friday, January 25, 2019

By |2020-04-28T09:25:19+00:00February 23rd, 2019|Uncategorized|

St Barnabas teaches Christianity, and every day there is a religious education class. I slept poorly again last night, and am still quite tired.  But not as tired as Papathia (Fr Methodius’s wife), seven and a half months pregnant!  She is just worn out.  Part of me wants to stay at the house and help [...]

My Trip to Kenya Blog of Matushka Marina Holland Part 04, Thursday, January 26, 2019

By |2020-04-28T09:25:19+00:00February 11th, 2019|Uncategorized|

My Trip to Kenya Blog of Matushka Marina Holland Part 04 We awoke today to very thick fog in the mountains.  At breakfast we discussed our schedule for the day, then headed out to the school for the first time: St Barnabas Orthodox Orphanage and School.  A few of the kids are Orthodox, but most [...]