Πέμπτη, 28 Ιουλίου 2016

“Christ is the hope of the Africans” : A spiritual Odyssey in Tanzania



Manastir Lepavina (Serbian Orthodox Church)
 
One hundred and twenty Tanzanians in white wait to be received into the Holy Orthodox Church.  Their odyssey has been a long one, beginning with the founding of the Orthodox Church in Tanzania almost fifty years ago, winding through the streams of African seekers, missionaries, and hierarchs to tributaries of local converts and clergy. Finally, they are brought to this river that flows through the banana trees and under the sun of the equator, where they will be reborn as participants in the death and resurrection of Christ our God.  Blessed and chrismated by His Eminence Jeronymos, they leave the river as members of one of the fastest growing Orthodox metropolises in the world.


“Christ is the hope of the Africans.  He is 'the King of Peace and Salvation.'  The Orthodox Church, in its missionary endeavor and its ministry, stands beside the Africans in their pain and desire.  It strives to instruct them in the word of truth and to reveal to them the Gospel of justice.  They are baptized and married in groups.  New life is being created, a life of joy and peace, a life in the light of Christ…” - Office of the Metropolitanate of Mwanza, Tanzania 


Click:
 
The Orthodox Church in Tanzania
Orthodox Church in Tanzania (official website)
Orthodox Tanzania (tag)

Orthodox Mission in Tropical Africa (& the Decolonization of Africa)

Natives Africans bishops in the Orthodox Church

 
Ancient Christian faith (Orthodox Church) in Africa
African Initiated Church in Search of Orthodoxy...  
How “White” is the Orthodox Church? 
The Kingdom of Heaven, where racial discrimination has no place


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