Kiyindi, Uganda, May 2, 2022
On Bright Saturday, a number of women took a further step in dedicating their lives to Christ at a monastery in Uganda.
On the evening of April 30, seven novices “were clothed in the primary degree of monasticism at St. Catherine Convent” in Kiyindi, reports the Metropolis of Kampala of the Patriarchate of Alexandria.
“The candidates were tonsured, given the outer cassocks (rasson), prayer ropes, headscarves (epanokalimavko) and also given new names. The holy mystery took place in the St. Nicholas chapel by the blessings of Mother Thavoria—the Abbess during the Great Vespers.”
According to the report, the service was attended by His Grace Bishop Silvester of Jintzas and Eastern Uganda and His Grace Bishop Nektarios of Gulu and Northern Uganda, as well as Archimandrite Prodromos from the St. Paraskevi Men’s Monastery.
In March, 21 women were tonsured as nuns at Holy Protection Convent in the Cherkassy Diocese of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church.