Blessing of a second Orthodox church at the foot of Mount Kilimanjaro
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Bénédiction d’une deuxième église orthodoxe au pied du Mont Kilimandjaro

On Sunday, July 8, in a remote area near the foot of Mount Kilimanjaro, a second Orthodox church was consecrated, this time dedicated to the three Holy Hierarchs: Basil the Great, Gregory the Theologian, and John Chrysostom. The ceremony was celebrated by Metropolitan Makarios of Nairobi, assisted by bishops Nicholas of Amathus and Epiphanes of Ledra, as well as priests from the region and other parishes of Nairobi, plus two more priests from Cyprus. More than sixty faithful attended the ceremony. During the divine liturgy, the Metropolitan ordained a third-year student of the Patriarchal Faculty of Alexandria as priest. In his homily, the Metropolitan spoke of the historical moment that all participants experienced on the occasion of the consecration of a church in this majestic place, rich with tropical vegetation, at the foot of the famous Mount Kilimanjaro. The Metropolitan gave thanks to God for this new gift, further adding to so many other blessed missionary actions. He called on all clerics and faithful, and especially on the newly ordained priest, to continue to convey the joyous message of love and hope to all thirsty people seeking Christ. At the end of the liturgy, a rich traditional lunch was provided, with choirs and songs of the Orthodox parishes.

Source (with picture) : Romfea

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Emma Cazabonne

Emma Cazabonne

Emma Cazabonne was born and raised in France. She taught English before entering the Cistercian Order. She translated and published articles relevant to her interest in Cistercian spirituality, the Middle Ages, and Orthodoxy. She moved to the United States in 2001, converted to Orthodoxy in 2008, and married. Her husband is an Orthodox priest. She continued to publish articles, a Cistercian texts anthology, then finally launched her career in literary translation, while teaching French. If you are interested in having your book translated into French, she can be contacted here https://wordsandpeace.com/contact-me/

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