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Saint Athanasius the Great, Archbishop of Alexandria
Saint Athanasius the Great, Archbishop of Alexandria

Saints Athanasius and Cyril were Archbishops of Alexandria. These wise teachers of truth and defenders of Christ’s Church share a joint Feast in recognition of their dogmatic writings which affirm the truth of the Orthodox Faith, correctly interpret the Holy Scripture, and censure the…

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Saint Cyril, Archbishop of Alexandria
Saint Cyril, Archbishop of Alexandria

Saints Athanasius and Cyril were Archbishops of Alexandria. These wise teachers of truth and defenders of Christ’s Church share a joint Feast in recognition of their dogmatic writings which affirm the truth of the Orthodox Faith, correctly interpret the Holy Scripture, and censure the…

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Venerable Athanasius, Abbot of Syandemsk, Vologda
Venerable Athanasius, Abbot of Syandemsk, Vologda

Saint Athanasius of Synadem and Vologda was a disciple of Saint Alexander of Svir (August 30). After the death of his mentor, he established the Dormition hermitage in the forests of Karelia, not far from the city of Olonets, on an island of Lake Synadem. The slander and pettiness of the local…

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Righteous Athanasius of Novolotsk

Righteous Athanasius of Navolotsk went at the end of the sixteenth century from the Kargopol region to the Olonets land, where he founded a monastery 78 versts from what later became the city of Petrozavodsk. The saint died at a Verkholedsk suburb not far from Shenkursk.

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Venerable Marcian of Cyrrhus in Syria

Saint Marcian of Cyrrhus lived in the desert near the city of Cyrrhus. He built a small hut and settled in it, passing his time in prayer, singing Psalms and reading spiritual books. He ate very little food, just enough to keep him alive. Reports of his holy life attracted to him many zealous…

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Venerable Schemamonk Cyril and Schemanun Maria, the parents of Saint Sergius of Radonezh
Venerable Schemamonk Cyril and Schemanun Maria, the parents of Saint Sergius of Radonezh

Saint Cyril and his wife Maria were the parents of Saint Sergius of Radonezh (September 25). They belonged to the nobility, but more importantly, they were devout and faithful Christians who were adorned with every virtue. When the child in Maria’s womb cried out three times in church during…

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Saint Joachim I, Patriarch of Trnovo and Bulgaria

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Saint Maximus, Archbishop of Serbia

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Saint Maximus the New

Saint Maximus the New was the son of King Stephen of Serbia (December 10). He became a monk at Manasija, but had to flee into a mountainous region of Romania because of the Moslems. He was consecrated as Metropolitan of Wallachia. After a life of great spiritual endeavors, he fell asleep in the…

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Saint Ephraim the Lesser
Saint Ephraim the Lesser

Today little is known about the life of venerable Ephraim the Lesser, the great 11th-century writer, translator, philosopher, and defender of the Georgian Church. His work Reminiscences and other sources, however, provide us with the means to speculate about the major periods of his life and…

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Venerable Hieromonk Alexei of Teklati

Saint Alexi (Shushania) was born September 23, 1852, in the village of Noqalaqevi, in the Senaki district of Samegrelo, to a pious Christian couple. His father died in 1868, after giving the sixteen-year-old future hieromonk his blessing to care for the family. In the same year that his father…

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Welcome to Orthodox Africa!

Orthodox Africa is an international non-profit and pan-Orthodox Christian organization started by Father Silouan Brown a monk of the Saint Demetrios Skete in Washington, D.C. in 2015 with the blessing of Metropolitan Hilarion First-Hierarch of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia and Metropolitan Jonah former Primate of the Orthodox Church in America. Orthodox Africa began with the vision to help the various Orthodox Christian mission communities on the African continent to become self-sustaining missions so that they can operate individually and without the need of permanent need of foreign financial aid.

Orthodox Africa attains these self-sustainment goals by working with local Orthodox clergy and mission leaders to develop local projects that create steady streams of revenue such as the raising of animals, horticulture projects, clean water projects, and Orthodox schools. Please, explore our website and consider a tax-deductible donation to Orthodox Africa to help us continue our mission of growing Christs’ Holy Orthodox Church on the African continent.  

 

07/12/21Call to Action in Uganda! -

Orthodox Africa is helping our sister organization Orthodox Christian Youth Network of Uganda to help raise funds to relieve our suffering Orthodox Christian family in Uganda during this COVID-19 pandemic that has had a severe effect on the nation. Please view the story and donate today!

04/13/21St. John Chrysostom's New Building Project! -

Since joining Orthodox Africa in the Fall, the leadership, teachers, students and parishioners at St. John Chrysostom School and Annunciation of the Theotokos Parish in Nakyaka, Uganda has been very busy! In October, a second Straight Interlocking Stabilized Soil Block (ISSB) press machine was purchased with donations from Orthodox Africa supporters! See the details on our OA news section!

10/02/20Saint John Chrysostom Update! -

Glory to God for all things! We have great news coming from our Saint John Chrysostom Mission as of this past September. Orthodox Africa was able to provide the mission with enough money so that they could build much-needed rainwater capturing tank! Thank you to all who have contributed to Orthodox Africa! This is what your generous donations can provide to our Orthodox brothers and sisters in Africa! Follow us for more future updates on our missions!

07/02/20Saint John Chrysostom Update! -

Glory to God for all things! We have great news coming from our Saint John Chrysostom Mission as of this past September. Orthodox Africa was able to provide the mission with enough money so that they could build very much-needed rainwater capturing tank! Follow us for more future updates on our mission work!

05/06/20St. Peter Orphanage & School Update -

St. Peter Orphanage and School self-sustainability projects and child feeding program are proving successful. See the Orthodox Africa news tab for the full article. 


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