The First Kenyan Bishop

The First Kenyan Bishop

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Modern missionaries are very sensitive to the culture they enter when baptizing and teaching the Orthodox faith. Listen to this interesting conversation between Fr. Chris and Fr. Robert Lawrence, pastor of St. Luke’s Greek Orthodox Church in Mooresvilles, NC. Having participated in two OCMC short-term mission trips to Africa, Fr. Lawrence shares his experiences and his friendship with His Grace Neophytos of Nitria, the first native Kenyan Bishop. If you feel strongly about our Lord’s command to “make disciples of all nations,” you will enjoy this interview.

On December 21, 2014, His Grace Neophytos, the first native Kenyan Bishop, was ordained Bishop of Nitria by His Beatitude Theodoros II, Pope and Patriarch of Alexandria and All Africa. In this video, the new bishop is being celebrated as a Nandi tribal elder. This is a great honor from the tribe, recognizing the Church’s authority over their lives.

And keep listening as we hear from Maria Logus, Esq., President of the National Philoptochos Society, the women’s philanthropic society of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America. She shares her vision for the coming years and the challenges the organization faces. Ms. Logus affirms that acts of charity do not distract us; rather, they enhance us.


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Fr. Chris Metropulos

Shaped by a life of service to Christ’s Church, Fr. Christopher has dedicated himself to using all the tools God has placed at his disposal to spread the light of Orthodoxy across America. As Founding Father and host of the Orthodox Christian Network (OCN) and the “Come Receive The Light” national Orthodox Christian radio program, he shepherds a dynamic and rapidly expanding ministry bringing joy, hope, and salvation in Jesus Christ to millions of listeners on Internet and land-based radio around the world in more than 130 countries. Fr. Christopher lives in Brookline, MA and is the President of Hellenic College Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology.