Orthodox Mission magazine #29

Read the new issue of our magazine with news and reports from 11 missionary regions

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Fr. Chrysostomos Papasarantopoulos’ Contribution to the Mission of Africa

The contribution of Fr. Chrysostomos Papasarantopoulos to the missionary effort of our Patriarchate is very important indeed. Unfortunately, a number of circles have tried, deliberately or not, to reduce, underrate, or cover...

To the Virgin Mary, Mother of God

The All-Holy Word of God ranks you first among all people. No one can travel as far as To reach the heavenly halos Holy borders of your All-Holiness on your high throne.

Greetings from Fiji islands

Dear friends of the Mission, By grace of our Lord, we came to Greece on July 5th in the company of three children from the orphanage of the Holy...

Annual Clergy Seminar

By the Grace of God and the blessings of His Beatitude Theodoros II, Pope and Patriarch of Alexandria and All Africa, the annual Clergy Seminar was held once again at the Holy...

Pentecost in the Land of Pygmies

«...Αnd when He divided the tongues of fire, He called all men into unity; and with one accord we glorify the All‐holy Spirit.» This hymn sounds like a sweet caress that brings...

Doctors from Greece to Congo

In the morning you see a child playing joyfully with other children, and in the evening you find out that the same child has died of a high fever. Many times poor...

Crowding for a Milk Serving

Dear Friends of Mission, Like every week and throughout the year, I travel a lot, going on pastoral journeys from the one end of Kenya to the other. Besides...

As Many of You as Have Been Baptized into Christ…

By the Grace of God, one hundred and ten people have been incorporated into our Holy Orthodox Church. Before converting to Orthodoxy, they belonged either to other Christian denominations or to traditional...

Southern Madagascar sends out an SOS signal

Everytime I listen the objection “But is this what the Mission stands for? Charities?” –and it is not rare–, I fee like something cracks inside me, something like what we vaguely call...

Mission Pastorate

A poem dedicated to the 15 years of patriarchate of His Beatitude Pope Theodore II of Alexandria

Is anyone here a doctor?

It was after the Blessing Service that we conducted for the new borehole drilled in Sasha Mambo village just outside the National Park of Ruaha when we were approached by the village...

The Feast of Saint Paisios in Arusha

On July 12, at the church under construction, the first Hierarchical Divine Liturgy was held on the day our Church commemorates the memory of Holy Elder Paisios. It was at the crack of dawn that we left our Mission Center in Kindamali, Iringa, in order to arrive at the unfinished church early enough to make the necessary preparations for the Divine Liturgy. Despite the adverse weather conditions and the low temperature (3 degrees Celsius due to the winter season), the faithful came to the Divine Liturgy to honor the Holy Elder...

Our Dreams for the Future

Dear brothers and sisters in Christ, Greetings in the Lord from faraway Uganda and the Diocese of Gulu and Eastern Uganda. With the help of God...

Greek Orthodox Priest in Jamaica

On July 16, 2019, with the blessings of His Eminence Metropolitan Athenagoras of Mexico and Central America, I left the USA on secondment from the Metropolis of New Jersey, and at my...

Mission in Madagascar

On a downhill road we met a family that was crushing stones into gravel... All its members were working... The grandfather, the grandmother, the son, the daughter-in-law... The latter, named Tajine, had her baby in a basket next to her... It was just one month old and was sleeping despite the hammerings. One meter away was her four-year-old son Michael. He also had a hammer and was breaking stones!...

Bishop Nectarios Kellis of Madagascar

Fifteen years! Five thousand four hundred and seventy-five days! Countless hours, numberless minutes, an ocean of seconds; and yet, all this time, all this measurement with its subdivisions, which is desperately trying...

Embracing orphans in Kolkata

When one first sets foot in Calcutta, one seems to have been transported to another planet, to a parallel universe. It is not just the appalling poverty that is present all around;...

Glory to God for all things

I believe that these words of St. John Chrysostom are more relevant and appropriate as regards the case of my departure from the New Zealand missionary sites and the Islands of the...

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Our Fraternity

Since I can remember myself serving in the spiritual field of Africa, I can recall the Orthodox Missionary Fraternity providing for the struggle of the Alexandrian Church...

Patriarch Theodore II

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We, Ugandans, are grateful to your Fraternity, for it was the first to support the Orthodox Church in Uganda and has since stood by our side with great understanding, with admired patience and with many sacrifices, a modest helper and supporter...

Bishop Innocentios

Bishop of Burundi and Rwanda

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