Bishop Neophytos Visits His Flock

Bishop Neophytos Visits His Flock

St. Makarios Orthodox Church His Grace Bishop Neophytos of Nyeri and Mount Kenya has been traveling throughout his diocese to teach and reach his people.  I met His Grace while our family was living on the Hellenic College Holy Cross campus and I’ve been following him on FaceBook since he was...

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2016 Brotherhood of St. Moses the Black Conference

2016 Brotherhood of St. Moses the Black Conference

Mark your calendars for the 23rd Annual Brotherhood of St. Moses the Black Conference scheduled to take place on October 7-9, 2016. This year’s conference, “Principles of Reconciliation” features keynote speaker, Bishop Neofitos of Kenya. Schedule Friday, October 7 3:00pm Registration at Joy of All Who Sorrow Church 4:00pm Canon...

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The Church Is Growing in Kenya

The Church Is Growing in Kenya

His Grace Bishop Neophytos of Nyeri and Mount Kenya has been traveling throughout his diocese to teach and reach his people. Recently on his FACEBOOK page, he posted an insightful and hope-filled reflection on his visit to a budding community. A day like no other! How can they believe when...

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OCMC News – Answering the Silent Cry: Dr. Bill Black, Missionary Serving in Kenya

OCMC News – Answering the Silent Cry: Dr. Bill Black, Missionary Serving in Kenya

Nairobi, Kenya is home to more than 3 million people and has a vibrant atmosphere where the Orthodox Church is growing. Located in Nairobi is the Makarios III Patriarchal Orthodox Seminary which trains future priests to lead the ever-growing Orthodox Church in Kenya and the surrounding area. The students who...

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Orthodox Seminary sends theological books to Kenyan seminary

Orthodox Seminary sends theological books to Kenyan seminary

On July 6, 2016, St. Vladimir’s Orthodox Theological Seminary sent $15,000 worth of theological books on a 7,000-mile journey to the Orthodox Patriarchal Ecclesiastical School of Makarios III in Nairobi, Kenya. The African seminary is the recipient of a tithe of St. Vladimir’s most recent #GivingTuesday Campaign, which took place...

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A Big Dream Begins with a Simple Construction

A Big Dream Begins with a Simple Construction

The faithful in Nyeri, a county in the Central Province of Kenya, were begging His Grace Bishop Neophytos of Nyeri and Mount Kenya to start an Orthodox church, “even under a tree.” But His Grace had a better plan. Preferring to start small communities with a church, even in the...

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OCMC News – Almost Home: An Update from Missionary to Kenya, Meg Photini Engelbach

OCMC News – Almost Home: An Update from Missionary to Kenya, Meg Photini Engelbach

Christ is risen! Two years and four months ago I left home to come to Kenya. Now I’m leaving home to go to America. “Home” will be a new experience. My world has changed, and probably yours has too. Friends and family members have married and had children, and I...

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Meet Dr. Bill Black, OCMC Missionary to Kenya

Meet Dr. Bill Black, OCMC Missionary to Kenya

Inspired by the OCMC, the Orthodox Christian Network will be featuring the outstanding missionary outreach of this organization who, in the spirit of Christ’s love, offers the Gospel worldwide, without discrimination, and strengthens the capacity of the Orthodox Church to so respond to the missionary calling.  Please join us in raising awareness for...

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There Are No Christians Here

There Are No Christians Here

  I recently read an article by CNN’s David McKenzie and Briana Duggan about a bus in Kenya that was stopped by terrorists.  The gunmen ambushed the vehicle and called for the Muslims to exit in order to separate and kill the Christians. But the Muslim passengers refused. The article...

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Targeting Christians

Targeting Christians

Yet another massacre at the hands of an Islamic group has been reported, this time in the country of Kenya. According to news reports, Al-Shabab militants wearing masks stormed into the dormitories of Garissa University College in Kenya early in the morning, shooting people at random and taking hostages. When...

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