St Barnabas Orthodox Orphanage & School
ORTHODOXY IN SUB-SAHARAN AFRICA
Orthodoxy in Sub-Saharan Africa has been a recent development, covering approximately the last one hundred years. While Orthodox Christianity in northern Africa is ancient, its history south of the Sahara Desert is most recent. The Orthodox presence in the south began among Greek immigrants in the early years of the 20th century and remained there primarily as an immigrant church. The main growth more recently below the Sahara began among the indigenous peoples of central and eastern Africa who found Orthodox Christianity after they became unhappy with western Christian missionary practices. In the past fifty years the Patriarch of Alexandria, whose jurisdiction covers all of Africa, has taken these almost spontaneous Orthodox missions under his wing.
To take part in missionary work in the African sub-sahara region visit this website