Dozens baptized into holy Orthodoxy in Uganda during Lent

Namungoona, Uganda, May 24, 2021

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The Orthodox Church in Uganda traditionally celebrates the Baptism of catechumens on Saturdays during Great Lent, following the Divine Liturgy of St. Basil the Great.

This year, more than 50 people were baptized just in two parishes, and presumably there were more.

On Holy Saturday, May 1, His Eminence Metropolitan Jonah of Kampala and All Uganda baptized nearly 30 people, both young and old, into Christ at St. Nicholas Cathedral in Namungoona, reports the press service of the Uganda Orthodox Church.

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“It was a joyous moment for all the baptized when they engaged in the mystery of Holy Unction and immediately received Holy Communion which is the body and blood of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ who died on the Cross and resurrected on the third day for the redemption of mankind from sin,” the site reports.

His Eminence encouraged all the Godparents to instill in their Godchildren that one of the biggest sins they can commit is deceit.

It is also reported that Fr. John Kibuuka baptized 25 people into the Body of Christ at Holy Transfiguration Church in Degeya.

OrthoChristian reported on the mass Baptism of 75 people in Uganda in October 2019, and of another 60+ that December.

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Richard 5/26/2021 8:07 pm
It’s so sad that they “entered the Holy orthodox faith” through the pro ecumenical Patriarchete of Alexandria that betrayed the holy orthodox faith just over two years ago by siding with the lies and evils of Patriarch Bartholomew! Wow! What a shame! Since no one is courageous enough to condemn Bartholomew, how do we know whether his community and his supporters actually still have grace? The ecclesiastical and spiritual crimes he has committed are very evil, and should have been condemned long ago, but the local churches are very much afraid of this Turkish Patriarch and that is shameful to the entire church.
ACatharina5/25/2021 9:39 am
I wish more people could see how sincere and heartfelt the faith of Africans can be. An example for us westerners, who are mostly lukewarm and disinterested...
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