Archimandrite Fr. Markos Theodosis Appointed Bishop of Kisumu

By | November 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 | June 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 | April 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 | March 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 | February 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 | February 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 [...]

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

By | February 1st, 2019|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 powered up our phones again, there was a message from him asking if we were still coming!  Thankfully, he did [...]

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

By | February 1st, 2019|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 getting a paycheck.  No hiccups at all.  Right now we are sitting at a La Madeleine café, waiting for our [...]

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

By | January 25th, 2019|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 the orphanage he has established in Kinangop, Kenya. Kinangop is a small, remote village 50 miles northeast of Nairobi. It [...]

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

By | January 6th, 2019|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 of 8 after his parents converted to Orthodoxy. He attended Makarios III Seminary in Kenya and graduated with a Diploma [...]

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