Kenya: Ground broken on new Church of St. Nektarios that will serve local orphanage (+VIDEO)

South Kinangop, Kenya, March 28, 2024

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On Tuesday, March 26, ground was broken for the construction of a new church in honor of St. Nektarios of Aegina (Patriarchate of Alexandria) in rural Kenya.

The prayer service was celebrated by Fr. Methodios J.M Kariuki, head of the St. Barnabas Orthodox Orphanage and School, and Protopresbyter Philip Kamau.

“In Your Name, we lay these foundations today, and we ask that in Your power You may make them firm, for we are not wasting our efforts by erecting this building on the sand, but on You, the unshakeable Rock, we lay its foundation, so that if the rain should pour, rivers should overflow, the winds should blow, it will neither fall nor be disturbed,” Fr. Philip prayed.

In addition to the local parish community, the new church will also serve the children of the St. Barnabas Mission.

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The orphanage currently cares for 274 children. Visit the St. Barnabas Orthodox Mission Kenya site to learn more and make a donation.

OrthoChristian has reported on several mass Baptisms at St. Barnabas’, including in May 2017 and January 2019.

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