Stafford, Virginia, August 17, 2023
Earlier this month, Hieromonk Silouan (Brown) gave a presentation on Orthodox Africa, the charitable organization he founded to support Orthodox missions, schools, and orphanages in Africa.
Fr. Silouan founded Orthodox Africa in 2015 “to help various Orthodox Christian mission communities on the African continent to become self-sustaining missions so that they can operate individually and without the need of permanent need of foreign financial aid.”
The organization “attains these self-sustainment goals by working with local Orthodox clergy and mission leaders to develop local projects that create steady streams of revenue such as the raising of animals, horticulture projects, clean water projects, and Orthodox schools.”
OrthoChristian interviewed Fr. Silouan about his work in 2016 and 2017. Since then, Fr. Silouan was ordained to the priesthood and is now stationed permanently in Africa as rector of the St. John the Wonderworker Orthodox Christian Mission Center in Kampala, Uganda.
On August 6, while visiting the St. Herman of Alaska Church in Stafford, Virginia, he gave a presentation on the history, current projects, and struggles of Orthodox Africa: