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Partriachate of Alexandria and all Africa- History

By |February 23rd, 2021|Categories: Uncategorized|

According to church tradition, the patriarchate was founded in 42 AD by Mark the Evangelist. It was the centre from which Christianity spread throughout all Egypt. Within its jurisdiction, during its most flourishing period, were [...]

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

By |May 17th, 2020|Categories: 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 [...]

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

By |April 30th, 2020|Categories: 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 [...]

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

By |April 23rd, 2020|Categories: 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 [...]

Archimandrite Fr. Markos Theodosis Appointed Bishop of Kisumu

By |November 1st, 2019|Categories: 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 [...]

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

By |June 13th, 2019|Categories: 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 [...]

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

By |April 2nd, 2019|Categories: 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 [...]

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

By |March 12th, 2019|Categories: 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 [...]

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

By |February 23rd, 2019|Categories: 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 [...]

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

By |February 11th, 2019|Categories: 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 [...]

My Trip to Kenya: Blog of Matushka Marina Holland Wednesday, 1/24/19 12:12 pm

By |February 1st, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|

We arrived at the airport in Nairobi, finally, around 1am.  Poor Fr Methodius!  He’d been sitting at the airport since 11pm waiting for our flight!  He did not know that it was delayed!  When we [...]

Part 02: My Trip to Kenya Blog of Matushka Marina Holland 1/21/19 10:46

By |February 1st, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|

    Love Field (Airport) We are already through security at Love Field in Dallas.  Took 22 minutes! TSA workers were smiling and friendly and helpful, in spite of the government shutdown and working without [...]

My Trip to Kenya-A blog of Matushka Marina Holland Part 01 – Jan 18 2019 (ns)

By |January 25th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|

My Trip to Kenya- A blog of Matushka Marina Holland Part 01 – Jan 18 2019 (ns) Last fall, Fr Methodius of Orthodox Africa came to the US to raise awareness of and funds for [...]

Biography-The Late Bishop Athanasios Akunda’s of Kisumu and all Western Kenya

By |January 6th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|

H.G Bishop Athanasius Akunda was born Amos Akunda in Kenya in 1971. He was the eldest of six children whose father is a theologian from St. Tikhons Theological Seminary. He became Orthodox at the age [...]