By the grace of God and with the wishes of the Pope and Patriarch of Alexandria and All Africa Theodore II, His Eminence Metropolitan Demetrius of Irinoupolis begins the construction of another Mission Center, the third in Tanzania after Iringa in Central Tanzania and Morogoro in Eastern Tanzania.

At the large site of the Holy Metropolis of Irinoupolis, on the main street of the capital city Dar es Salaam where the historic Metropolitan Church of Agia Paraskevi is located, large crowds of people among whom native priests, members of the Greek Community, readers and many Greek and indigenous believers and catechumens, started arriving since early Thursday morning, in order to welcome their Patriarch.

After the end of the consecration and foundation services, Patriarch Theodore referred to the first Missionary of Tanzania, Archimandrite Nicodemus Sarikas, who catechized and baptized the first indigenous Orthodox Tanzanians almost 80 years ago!

Therefore, dear brothers and sisters in Christ, in this joyful resurrection period we would like to invite you to pray, as you have been doing for 27 years now, for every missionary effort of His Eminence Demetrius, but at the same time we would like to request something, which you have also been doing for so many years: to stand by him in this new effort for the creation of the first Mission Center in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, which will cost around €25,000.

From the Holy Diocese