Thousands of churches closed in Rwanda, as Cameroon considers following suit

Pentecostal churches, like this one in Ethopia’s capital Addis Baba, are mushrooming in sub-Saharan Africa. (Photo: World Watch Monitor)

World Watch Monitor - 12/4/18 Rwanda has closed thousands churches in the country since February for alleged “noise pollution” and failing to comply with building regulations. Now Cameroon – another majority-Christian country – is considering following suit. The call to shut down some of Cameroon’s Pentecostal churches follows reports of gross misconduct by a number of pastors. Cameroon has ...

Mass Baptism of 118 Souls in Rwanda

Mass Baptism

Journeytoorthodoxy- September 2016 “All you who have been baptized into Christ, have put on Christ, Allelua”… “Mwebwe mwese ababatijwe muri Kristo, mwambaye Kristo, Aleluya”. Through the blessing of His Beatitude Theodoros II, the Pope and Patriarch of Alexandria and All Africa; and through the prayers of Orthodox faithfuls worldwide, on 11th September 2016, One Hundred and Eighteen (118) ...

METROPOLITAN HILARION OF VOLOKOLAMSK SPEAKS AT THE OPENING OF INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON THE CENTENNIAL OF ARMENIAN GENOCIDE

On 23 October 2015, an international conference on ‘Genocide as a moral-psychological crime against humanity’ opened at the Moscow church complex of the Novo-Nakhichevan and Russia diocese of the Armenian Apostolic Church. The conference is timed to the centennial of the Armenian genocide. Attending the conference are the renowned scholars of different nationalities from Russia, ...

Lecture on the Mission in Burundi and Rwanda

Innocentios of Burundi & Rwanda

On Sunday, February 8, at 10.30 a.m., Bishop Innocentios of Burundi & Rwanda will be the guest speaker of our Fraternity’s monthly gathering. His Eminence will pay us a visit to speak on the 2 first years of his missionary service in these Eastern African countries, which were accompanied by an impressive growth of Orthodoxy ...

More than 200 people convert to Orthodox Church in Rwanda : Another 2000 to follow

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Report by George August 2014 Alexandrian Patriarchate More Photos here: Rwanda: His Grace Bishop Innokentios of Bujumbura ( ruling hierarch of the Diocese of Burundi and Rwanda), visited new converts and Clergy men from the Diocese of Burundi and Rwanda.  Baptism ceremony was held  in Nyamazi river located in Kirehe District in the Eastern Province of Rwanda on 17 August 2014, where ...

Orthodox Ordination in Bujumbura

Alexandrian Orthodox Patriarchate Burundi - 21/7/14 With the blessings of His Beatitude Theodore II, the Patriarch of Alexandria, a new deacon, Fr. Maximos, was ordained on Sunday, July 20th, at the Dormition of the Theotokos church in Bujumbura. Fr. Maximos comes from Kaziba region, Rwanda; he was baptized into Orthodoxy a long time ago and he expressed his ...

The first steps of Orthodoxy in Rwanda – Exclusive

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August 2013 Julia Bridget Hayes Greek Orthodox Patriarchate of Alexandria and All Africa With the Grace of God and following the strenuous efforts and prayers of his Eminence Innocent Bishop of Burundi and Rwanda, the first steps of the Orthodox Church in Rwanda began. On Saturday 17 -8-2013, His Eminence accompanied by Fr George Schinas and hierodeacon Nektarios ...

Enthronement of Innokentios Bishop of Burundi and Rwanda

Alexandrian Patriarchate On 24th February 2013 His Beatitude Theodoros II, Pope and Patriarch of Alexandria and All Africa, conducted the first Patriarchal Divine Liturgy in the Cathedral of the Dormition of the Theotokos in Bujumbura, together with His Eminence Jonah Metropolitan of Kampala and His Grace Innokentios Bishop of Burundi and Rwanda. Present at the Eucharistic Synaxis ...

The First Orthodox Church In Rwanda

Alexandrian Patriarchate 27/3/2012 With the blessing of His Holiness Patriarch Theodoros II of Alexandria and All Africa, two weeks ago construction began for the first Orthodox church in Rwanda. It is named after the Holy Trinity and is being built on one hectare of land purchased by donation from an anonymous donor (20,000 euros) and other ...

Blessing of the Armenian Heritage Park – Boston Massachusetts

On 09 September, His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians, blessed the grounds of the Armenian Heritage Park in Boston, Massachusetts. The park will commemorate the 1.5 million victims killed during the Armenian Genocide. The park is located in the Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway. In his remarks, His Holiness reflected on the ...