Orthodox Missionary Fraternity

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FEATURED PROJECT

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Ss. Cosmas & Damian church, Nkhuwala

The church for the new Orthodox of Nkhuwala, a mountainous Malawian village, was completed. We heartfully thank the donors who gave them this beautiful church.

77,005 raised from goal of 70,000 €

Completed!

TESTIMONIES

Since I remember myself ministering in the spiritual field of Africa, I recollect the Orthodox Missionary Fraternity supporting the struggle of the Church of Alexandria…

- Patriarch Theodore II of Alexandria & all Africa

With meager means, your Fraternity started a struggle of many difficulties, pains and sacrifices. And today, you are in the first line to give the best and most valuable, to comfort, spiritually and materially, our suffering, disprivileged, downtrodden brothers. And you pulled it off. You have faith and firmness in your aims and pursuits...

- Metropolitan Makarios of Kenya

We, the Ugandans, are grateful to your Fraternity as it was the first one to support the Church in Uganda, and has been by our side ever since at all costs, showing great understanding and admirable patience, being a modest helper and supporter throughout its course...

- Bishop Innocentios of Burundi & Rwanda

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Stories from the Mission

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OCMC volunteers visit Indonesia

A fruitful visit of American volunteers to the Orthodox Mission of Medan, Northern Sumatra, Indonesia

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A medical clinic in the heart of the jungle

The children wanted to come close to me, touch my hands, my beard, and then, they ran to their mothers exclaiming with enthusiasm: “He is like us!” The old men thanked me for giving them the chance to see before dying what the whites look like.

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Resurrection of faith in Tonga islands

Only a few months after the first visit of an Orthodox missionary to this isolated island nation in the Pacific Ocean, the few Orthodox believers welcomed us back with love and thanksgiving to the Lord for the new church that His love gave them…

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Updates

June 09

On the Sunday of Pentecost, Bishop Georgios of Guinea conducted the Divine Liturgy in Ss. Constantine and Helen church in Freetown, Sierra Leone. During the Liturgy, he ordained a new presbyter and a deacon. Dn. Kyriakos Komora is the first Sierra Leonean graduate of the Patriarchal School of Alexandria and is responsible for the youth ministries.

Consequently, His Eminence celebrated the foundation of a new orphanage, which will offer shelter, affection and warmth to the children who lost their parents during the recent deadly Ebola virus epidemic.

The ceremony was also attended by the Minister of Social Welfare, who thanked the Orthodox Church for the abundant support it has provided to the people of Sierra Leone.

May 26

On Sunday, May 24, in Alexandria took place the graduation ceremony of St. Athanasios Patriarchal School. Patriarch Theodore of Alexandria attended the ceremony and handed out the diplomas to the graduates.

His Beatitude praised the importance of training indigenous staff for the missionary work of St. Mark’s Church throughout the African continent.

He invited the graduates to continue their ministry and testimony for Christ all over Africa, following the missionary life of the Apostles, and stressed that the Church needs laborers of the Gospel, for the harvest is plentiful. He affirmed that the Patriarchate will closely monitor their progress in their home countries’ church life and that he will fatherly assist them in their needs. Finally, he asked them to become ambassadors and messengers of the love they experienced during their two-year studies at the Patriarchate headquarters.

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