African students host meal to support mission trip to Uganda

SVOTS - 15/3/18  The seminary community experienced a taste of Africa this month—literally! Three seminarians at St. Vladimir’s Seminary—two from Nigeria and one from Uganda—cooked up an African meal March 7 to help raise funds for an upcoming mission trip to Uganda. Nine students from St Vladimir's will be participating in a mission trip to that country May 21 ...

IMPORTANT SUPPORT FROM CYPRUS TO THE PATRIARCHATE OF ALEXANDRIA

On 17th November 2015, His Beatitude Theodoros II, Pope and Patriarch of Alexandria and All Africa, received a courtesy visit at the See of the Patriarchate by the new Ambassador of Cyprus to Cairo, Mr. Haris Moritsis. The meeting took place in a particularly pleasant atmosphere, during which the Alexandrian Primate had the chance to express ...

THE PATRIARCH OF ALEXANDRIA GIVES COURAGE AND HOPE TO THE POOR CHRISTIANS OF NORTHERN UGANDA

November 2015 Also Read- FOUNDATION OF A MONASTERY IN UGANDA BY THE PATRIARCH OF ALEXANDRIA: INAUGURATION OF NEW CHURCH AND ORDINATION OF A DEACON IN KAMPALA BY THE PATRIARCH OF ALEXANDRIA: On Wednesday 4th November 2015, His Beatitude Theodoros II, Pope and Patriarch of Alexandria and All Africa, continuing his Missionary journey to the rough region of Gulu ...

IOCC is in the process of building a secondary school in Uganda

January 2015 Since its independence in 1961, Uganda has been crippled by civil wars and military coupes, which, along with the AIDS pandemic, have left nearly 2.7 million children orphaned and millions more with no education. Near Lake Victoria, in the isolated town of Butembe, the one-room schoolhouse fills each morning with hundreds of children who sit ...

Ordinations of Orthodox priest and deacon held for the first time in Uganda

September - October 2014 On Sunday, September 14, the feast of the Elevation of the Precious Cross, thousands of newly-illumined and catechumens of the Orthodox Church gathered in the new Orthodox community in Kaziba village, Kirehe region of the Eastern province of Rwanda. This was a historical day, because during the Divine Liturgy the first ordinations of ...

New School Removes Barrier To Learning For Uganda’s Children

One teacher provides instruction for 500 elementary students in this one-room, red-brick village school near the shores of Lake Victoria in Butembe, Uganda. There are no desks or books, only a solitary chalkboard at one end of the room used by the teacher to instruct them. IOCC is working to improve access to learning for Uganda

August 2014 Baltimore, MD (IOCC) — The one-room, red-brick village school near the shores of Lake Victoria in Butembe, Uganda, fills quickly each morning as hundreds of children, barefoot and humbly dressed, file in and sit shoulder to shoulder on the packed earth floor to receive their lessons. One teacher provides instruction for 500 students from ...

The Gift of Peace and the Spread of Orthodoxy in Northern Uganda

Emily Robertson - OCMC - 8/7/14 In northern Uganda, an area that has been decimated by war and is finally becoming more secure, “every day, everywhere you go, people are waiting to become Orthodox”, says Fr. Emmanuel Oruk. So many people want Orthodoxy in northern districts like Lira, Oyam, and Apad that it is difficult to ...

Orthodox Tampa parish helps build medical center in northern Uganda

8/2/14 In 2010, Father Joseph Ciarciaglino, founder and pastor of Saint Philip the Apostle parish here, traveled to northern Uganda as part of an Orthodox Christian Missions Center medical team.  While there, he was appalled at the almost nonexistent medical services available to the residents of the war torn northern part of this central African nation.  ...

Clergy blame disunity for Uganda’s underdevelopment

By Pascal Kwesiga and Justus Akampa 31/5/2012 As Uganda gears up for the 50th independence jubilee, bishops from the Catholic, Anglican and Orthodox faiths have called on spiritual leaders and politicians to advocate for unity and love to promote peaceful coexistence among Ugandans. The bishops under Uganda Joint Christian Council (UJCC) came together for a prayer pilgrimage at ...

Clergymen demand changes in oil Bills

A delegation of religious leaders led by Bishop John Baptist Odama (2nd L) after presenting the memorandum of the IRCU on the petroleum bills before Parliament’s Natural Resources Committee yesterday. L-R Hajj Badru Kateregga, Bishop Stanley Ntagali of Kitara Diocese and Apostle Julius Peter Oyet. Photo by Geoffrey Sseruyange

By Nelson Wesonga 11/5/2012 Posted Thursday, May 10 2012 at 12:28 A consortium of five faith-based organisations has asked Parliament to re-write some of the contentious clauses in two proposed laws that will govern the oil sector. The petition comes on the back of a running parliamentary and wider public demand for greater transparency from the ...

Orthodox Pope hails Museveni

16/3/2011 PRESIDENT Yoweri Museveni has received the Order of St. Mark, the highest in the Orthodox Church, in recognition of his good leadership, struggle for peace and justice in Uganda. The Order was bestowed on him on Tuesday at State House, Entebbe by Pope and Patriarch of Alexandria and the whole of Africa, His Beatitude Theodoros II, ...