Πέμπτη, 31 Μαΐου 2018

About Our History | Orthodox Africa...

"In the fall of 2015, our founder and director, Fr. Silouan (Brown) began thinking of ways that he could personally help the different Orthodox missions in Afri...
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About Our History - In the fall of 2015, Fr. Silouan decided that the best way he could help the missions of Africa was to help them tell their stories. .

"Witnessing “From the handshake to the Hug” with our African Orthodox Church of Kenya Hierachs..."

Evangelos Thiani

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"Witnessing “From the handshake to the Hug” with our African Orthodox Church of Kenya Hierachs, H.E. Archbishop Makarios Tillyrides KenyasMakarios Tillyrides Kenyas of Nairobi, H. G. Bishop Neofitos Neo of Nyeri and H.G. Bishop Athanasius Akunda of Kisumu, AOCK Secretary General Gibson Mburu, and yours truly the Director of Theological Advancement, Interfaith and Ecumenical Relations During the National Prayer Breakfast with the Presidents of Kenya and Somalia, the Senate and National Parliaments, this morning at Safari Park, Nairobi"

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Τετάρτη, 30 Μαΐου 2018

Successful Fundraising Efforts for Orthodox Missions...

OCMC News - Successful Fundraising Efforts for Orthodox Missions: AZ Walk, Team Chicago, and the DC Banquet

by Caitlyn Sargent 

OCMC News - Successful Fundraising Efforts for Orthodox Missions: AZ Walk, Team Chicago, and the DC Banquet
Throughout Lent, events were held across the country in support of Orthodox Missions. Here, OCMC Board Member Fr. George Liacopulos addresses guests at a banquet to support missions at St. Katherine Greek Orthodox Church in the Washington D.C. area.


 
  Towards the end of April, three separate events took place that raised funds for Orthodox Missions. The AZ Mission Walk, Mission Team Chicago Dinner, and the DC Banquet were all held to raise awareness of the need for spreading the word of Christ throughout the world.
Mission Team Chicago Benefit Dinner was held on March 15, 2018, the twenty-first year for this dinner. Hosted at St. John the Baptist Greek Orthodox Church in Des Plaines, IL, there were approximately 275 in attendance from many area churches. The gross income was very close to $30,000, a huge success for Orthodox Missions. His Grace Bishop Athanasius (Akunda) of Kisumu and Western Kenya was the honored guest and main speaker.
His Grace related the tremendous growth of the Orthodox Church in Kenya and the efforts to teach about stewardship toward becoming self-reliant. He urged those in attendance to see challenges as opportunities for growth, especially in mission work.
Meanwhile, on April 29th the sixth annual Arizona Walk for Missions raised awareness in Tempe, AZ. Both OCMC and Project Mexico & St. Innocent Orphanage were the honored Orthodox Christian ministries for the event.
The Walk was organized by past mission team participants, and it encouraged a sense of community between local parishes while focusing on the bigger picture - spreading the gospel to all nations and helping our brothers and sisters in Christ.
According to Antonia Adams-Clement, who has done mission work in Kenya and Alaska, “For over six years, our small Walk has brought in over $21,300 for OCMC and Project Mexico.” A wonderful success for Orthodox Missions and raising awareness!
On April 22, a banquet for missions was held outside Washington, DC, at St. Katherine Greek Orthodox Church in Falls Church, VA. The banquet was sponsored by the Metropolitan Washington DC Mission & Outreach Committee. It was their largest and most successful OCMC benefit dinner to date. Over $25,000 was collected, and contributions are still being received!
The featured speakers at the banquet were Fr. George Liacopulos, past President of the OCMC Board, and Antonia Chelpon, past OCMC Mission Team member and parishioner from St. Katherine's. Ms. Chelpon gave an inspiring speech about the mission trips to Russia, Alaska, and Brazil made by her father, Fr. Ted Chelpon of blessed memory. She shared about the OCMC and reflected on her own trips to the orphanage in Guatemala with a mission team from St. Katherine.
Also in attendance were missionary candidates to Guatemala, Thomas and Elizabeth Manuel, who are scheduled to begin their two-year service in Guatemala in October 2018.
Events to raise funds for Orthodox missions at the banquet included theme baskets (each valued at over $200) that were raffled off to the 157 people present. The community underwrote the entire cost of the evening so that every dollar collected could be sent to the OCMC to grow the work of Orthodox missions.
In addition to the impressive raffle prizes offered, attendees enjoyed a classical guitar performance from Christopher Wyton, and the banquet committee provided a slide show featuring photos of mission trips throughout the years, taken by not only members of St. Katherine but the surrounding Orthodox parishes as well.
Linda Jouvanis of the banquet dinner committee had this to say about the banquet. “It was an uplifting event that truly represented the joy that one gets from sharing their Orthodox faith with the world. And the fact that indeed we are all missionaries called by God for His Great Commission.”
A special recognition should be made to the banquet dinner committee, chaired by Eugenia Vroustouris and Linda Jouvanis, who coordinated the entire event. Also to Fr. George Liacopulos, Antonia Chelpon, Dr. John Demakis, Betty Slanta, Laura Paulus, and Antonia Adams-Clement for all their efforts to raise awareness about the OCMC through these events, and everyone who supported Orthodox Missions at each of them.
The Orthodox Christian Mission Center thanks you for your efforts!
 


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Αλεξανδρείας Θεόδωρος Β: «Η Αλεξανδρινή Εκκλησία διακονεί πάντοτε την ορατή Διορθόδοξη Ενότητα»



Εκδηλώσεις στο Μαυροβούνιo για τους Νεομάρτυρες της Τσαρικής οικογένειας Νικολάου Β' Ρομανώφ
Επί τη ευκαιρία τετραήμερων εκδηλώσεων (19 - 22 Μαϊου) για τους Νεομάρτυρες της Τσαρικής Οικογένειας Νικολάου Β' Ρομανώφ, που οργάνωσε από κοινού η Ιερά Μητρόπολη Μαυροβουνίου και η Αυτοκρατορική Ορθόδοξη Παλαιστινιακή Κοινωνία, έγιναν Αρχιερατικά Συλλείτουργα, εκθέσεις ιστορικών φωτογραφιών, αποκαλύψεις μνημείων και Διαλέξεις, στις μεγάλες πόλεις και σταιστορικά Μοναστήρια του Μαυροβουνίου.
Στο Πατριαρχικό του Μήνυμα ο Αλεξανδρινός Προκαθήμενος κ.κ. Θεόδωρος Β' τόνισε ότι «το άγιο αίμα των Μαρτύρων από την Αρχαία Εκκλησία έως και των ημερών μας, ποτίζει αενάως το Δένδρο της ορατής ενότητας της Ορθοδοξίας».
Επικεφαλής των εκδηλώσεων ήταν ο τοπικός Ποιμενάρχης και γνωστός Κορυφαίος Ορθόδοξος Θεολόγος Σεβ. Μητροπολίτης Μαυροβουνίου κ. Αμφιλόγχιος Ράντοβιτζ, με τη συμμετοχή του εκπροσώπου του Αλεξανδρινού Προκαθημένου επί των εξωτερικών υποθέσεων Σεβ. Μητροπολίτη Ζιμπάμπουε κ. Σεραφείμ, των Ρώσων Αρχιερέων κ. Αυγουστίνου και κ. Μιχαήλ και των Σέρβων Αρχιερέων κ. Λουκιανού, κ. Ιωαννικίου και κ. Κυρίλλου, ως επίσης και Επισκεπτών από τη Ρωσία και Τοπικών παραγόντων. Στην έναρξη των εκδηλώσεων διαβάστηκε στα σερβικά και στα ρωσικά το Πατριαρχικό Μήνυμα του Αλεξανδρινού Προκαθημένου κ.κ. Θεοδώρου Β', με ταυτόχρονη ζωντανή ραδιοφωνική μετάδοση στο εθνικό δίκτυο της Χώρας μέσω του Εκκλησιαστικού σταθμού της Ιεράς Μητροπόλεως Μαυροβουνίου.
Ο Αλεξανδρινός Προκαθήμενος κ.κ. Θεόδωρος Β', μεταξύ άλλων, τόνισε ότι «οι Νεομάρτυρες της Τσαρικής Οικογένειας του Νικολάου Β' Ρομανώφ μας ενώνουν όπως μας ενώνουν οι άγιοι Μάρτυρες της Αρχαίας Εκκλησίας. Η προβολή της ενότητας της Ορθοδόξου Εκκλησίας προβάλλει επιτακτική στις ημέρες μας, γι' αυτό θα πρέπει να συσφίξουμε τις μετ' αλλήλων σχέσεις μας ως Μελών ενός και του αυτού Σώματος, τουτέστι της Μίας, Αγίας, Καθολικής και Αποστολικής Εκκλησίας, η οποία κατέχει ανόθευτο και απαραχάρακτο τον θησαυρό της πίστεως, της αγάπης και της ελπίδας». «Αυτήν την εν Κυρίω ενότητα», υπογράμμισε ο Αλεξανδρινός Προκαθήμενος, «πρέπει να διακονούν όλες οι κατά τόπους Ορθόδοξες Εκκλησίες, φυλάσσοντας την αποστολική επιταγή “τηρείν την ενότητα του Πνεύματος” (Εφεσ. δ',3), ενωμένες εν αγάπη, η οποία κατά τον Απόστολο Παύλο είναι “σύνδεσμος της τελειότητος” (Κολ. γ',14), παραμερίζοντας κάθε εμπόδιο η μικροφιλοτιμία, στο όραμα του μεγάλου σκοπού: να δώσει φωτεινή και διαυγή τη μαρτυρία Της στον ανήσυχο σύγχρονο κόσμο».
 
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Χτίζοντας σχολεία στην Τανζανία... Εδώ Ορθόδοξη Ιεραποστολή στην Αφρική!!

Ιεραποστολική Στέγη Αγίου Διονυσίου Ολύμπου

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"Χτίζουμε σχολεία, στηρίζουμε την λειτουργία εκπαιδευτικών μονάδων ( την εκμάθηση ξένων γλωσσών και πληροφορικής, σεμινάρια κληρικών, μαθήματα λειτουργικής μουσικής).
Φροντίζουμε για τον εξοπλισμό των σχολείων και ενισχύουμε οικονομικά τους μαθητές και τους φοιτητές στην ολοκλήρωση των σπουδών τους." 

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Τρίτη, 29 Μαΐου 2018

Συναντήσεις και Βιώματα με τους Ορθόδοξους στην Ουγκάντα...

Simon Menya

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"Two days seminars in GULU was both a learning and healing moments for many people who received the messages and also the anointing with Holy oil from Mt. Athos that the team members brought with them. Sick people were prayed for both during the teaching and at their sick bed side at St. Nektarios health center. Many songs were sung by the team members including the Pentecost Troparion sung in Luo the local language which surprised many people. The skits with the story of Saint Paisios will stick with people forever."

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"Μαζεύουμε τους κουμπαράδες της Ιεραποστολής μας..."

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Να και μερικοί Ορθόδοξοι Αφρικανοί με ταλέντο στον αθλητισμό...!

Simon Ndungu

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"Tue 28th may evening His Eminence Archbishop Makarios Tillyrides Kenyaspresented a pair of uniforms and football ball's to Makarios fc gift from Apollon limassol fc team from Cyprus,the boys are looking for more cooperation with the team from Cyprus."
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Δευτέρα, 28 Μαΐου 2018

"Πώς χτίζεται ένας ναός στην Κένυα... με την προσωπική εργασία των πιστών και του ίδιου του ιερέως!!"

Πελαγία Μοναχή

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Archbishop Makarios Serving Holy Communion to children at St Barnabas Orphanage and School Orthodox, Kenya


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"His Eminence Jonah Celebrated his first every Pentecost Service in the Northern Uganda Orthodox Deanery..."

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"Yesterday 27th. 05. 2018, His Eminence Jonah Celebrated his first every Pentecost Service in the Northern Uganda Orthodox Deanery since 1997 when was enthroned as Metropolitan of Kampala and All Uganda. The Holy Liturgy was held at the St, Basil Orthodox Parish were Rev. Fr. George Lakony is the Parish. In presence during this amazing service were the two Orthodox Christian Mission Center - OCMC mission teams. Happy Pentecost to you all and continue to pray for the Orthodox Mission work in Uganda"

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