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Partriachate of Alexandria and all Africa- History

By |2021-02-23T17:07:21+00:00February 23rd, 2021|Uncategorized|

According to church tradition, the patriarchate was founded in 42 AD by Mark the Evangelist. It was the centre from which Christianity spread throughout all Egypt. Within its jurisdiction, during its most flourishing period, were included about 108 bishops; its territory embraced the six provinces of Libya Superior, Libya Inferior, the Thebaid, Egypt, Heptanomis, and [...]

From Dream to Reality in 14 years

By |2021-01-11T17:13:04+00:00January 11th, 2021|Uncategorized|

From Dream to Reality When I look at the latest pictures of the St. Barnabas Orphanage & School complex I cannot help marveling at the amazing progress I see. The beautiful building of the dormitory looks like a marvelous mansion, turning St. Barnabas into a rare oasis in the middle of the African landscape! [...]

David Hawthorne: Hunkering Down in Texas

By |2020-11-09T02:34:34+00:00November 8th, 2020|Uncategorized|

Hunkering Down in Texas There is an old curse often attributed to the Chinese, "May you live in interesting times", and the times have indeed been interesting since the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic which has swept the globe. At first, it did not seem too serious since the Chinese government and the World Health [...]

Pamela Poulos: Christian faith

By |2020-11-08T16:53:40+00:00November 8th, 2020|Uncategorized|

Viruses, death, pandemics, food shortage rumors. It’s enough to drive even the most devout Christian to doubt. In times like these it is so easy to be afraid for ones very life. It would be so easy to just fend for yourself and not care about others. There would be an excellent reason to, right? [...]

Kassi Dee Patrick Marks, JD: On Finding Peace in the Midst of the COVID-19 Pandemic

By |2020-05-17T17:56:12+00:00May 17th, 2020|Uncategorized|

On Finding Peace in the Midst of the COVID-19 Pandemic By: Kassi Dee Patrick Marks, JD The COVID-19 pandemic and the various crises (plural: health, economic, potentially political, as well as personal crises this can trigger) it has unleashed has been unlike anything I’ve ever experienced. I was feeding and rocking my firstborn when the [...]

Bishop Neofitos Kongai: Samaritan woman and the need to belong

By |2020-05-17T17:01:18+00:00May 17th, 2020|Uncategorized|

A Samaritan woman came to draw water and Jesus said to her, “give me a drink.” The Samaritan woman said to him, “ How is it that you, a Jew, ask a drink of me, a woman of Samaria?” (Jewish do not share things common with Samaritans). I write this as a prayer in my [...]

One simply cannot wave the magic wand and make Covid-19 go away.

By |2020-04-30T18:27:00+00:00April 30th, 2020|Uncategorized|

I'm seeing that a lot of people, in their intemperate rush to "get back to normal" before things have really changed much, have suddenly discovered a conscience about Africa and the developing world generally, warning us of dire consequences, not from the Covid-19 epidemic, but from the efforts to reduce its spread - a blatant [...]

Beware!! WOLVES IN SHEEPSKIN!!Fake news! False teachers, liars, Scams and traps.

By |2020-04-28T09:25:17+00:00April 23rd, 2020|Uncategorized|

Fake news! False teachers, liars, Scams and traps. Beware!! WOLVES IN SHEEPSKIN!! Dear friends and supporters of St. Barnabas Orphanage & School, As the director of our Orthodox Mission in Kenya and a "father" to over 200 orphaned and vulnerable children at St. Barnabas, I am forever grateful for your prayers, your love, compassion, and [...]

Archimandrite Fr. Markos Theodosis Appointed Bishop of Kisumu

By |2019-11-01T17:42:56+00:00November 1st, 2019|Uncategorized|

KENYA!! Curriculum vitae of the elected Bishop of Kisumu, Markos Archimandrite Fr. Markos Theodosis was born in Johannesburg, South Africa, to Greek Cypriot parents. He finished High School in an English School and he also finished Greek at Benoni Greek School where he grew up and later became Parish Priest at St. Athanasius Church of [...]

62,000$ US Raised to Build St Barnabas Orphanage in Kenya

By |2020-04-28T09:25:18+00:00June 13th, 2019|Uncategorized|

We are very pleased about the results of this fundraiser! On Facebook about $30,000 was raised, but to this total must be added over $30,000 that was also donated through our church in Texas. Therefore the final totals, which I will be trying to get very soon, are that the fundraiser raised, I think around [...]