Orthodox college opens in Tanzania

Mwanza, Tanzania, October 3, 2023

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A new Orthodox school has opened in the Diocese of Bukoba and Western Tanzania of the Patriarchate of Alexandria.

The consecration ceremony for the St. Nicholas Mwanza College was celebrated on Sunday, October 1, by Bishop Chrysostomos of Bukoba, attended by the clergy of the Dioceses of Mwanza and Geita and many faithful, reports the Orthodoxia News Agency.

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The college is another step in the education of Orthodox children. The diocese already has two high schools and a theological school named for the Apostle and Evangelist Mark. 30 graduates of these schools have enrolled in the new college in its first year. The program lasts two years.

The building housing the college was generously funded by the late Metropolitan Nicholas of Fthiotida, with the help of the former Metropolitan of Mwanza and now of Kampala, Jeronymos.

The purpose of the College is the education of Orthodox youth and their preparation for higher education both within and outside the country. Most students aim to attend theological schools.

“The new institution is preparing the new missionaries of our Church,” the report states.

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