Missenyi, Tanzania, July 22, 2022
More than 30 children and adults were baptized in two days in the Missenyi District of Tanzania.
On Sunday, the Diocese of Bukoba and Western Tanzania of the Patriarchate of Alexandria reported on Metropolitan Chrysostomos’ visit to the Church of St. Jerome in Bunazi where he celebrated the Divine Liturgy and baptized 4 adults and 10 children.
On Monday, the diocese reported on the hierarch’s visit to the mud hut Church of St. Marina in Itala, where he celebrated Liturgy for the parish’s patronal feast.
That afternoon, he moved on to the neighboring Byambutembe, where the faithful awaited him. There, the Metropolitan led the Baptism of another 12 children and 8 adults.
Thus, 34 people were united to Christ in the purifying waters of Baptism in two days.
OrthoChristian has reported on many such mass Baptisms throughout Africa, and in Tanzania in particular. Most recently, it was reported that more than 500 people were baptized throughout Tanzania in September last year, more than 50 were baptized in the village of Karama in December, another 228 were baptized on Holy Saturday this year in Irgia, 155 were baptized in the village of Kiamantzura in May, and another 61 were baptized in Bukoba in May.