Kenya: Mission priest seeking help to build new Church of St. Nektarios

South Kinangop, Kenya, April 26, 2024


On Sunday, April 21, Abbot John of St. Moses the Black Monastery in Kenya concelebrated the Divine Liturgy with Fr. Methodios J.M. Kariuki, rector of the new Church of St. Nektarios and head of the St. Barnabas Orthodox Orphanage and School.

After the Divine celebration all the faithful gathered at the site of the new church building and prayed together for the Lord Jesus to bless the community with resources to build the much-needed church.

Ground was broken on March 26 for the construction of the church, which will also serve the children of the St. Barnabas Mission.


“The community is rapidly growing, bearing witness to the need for more mission efforts in the area,” says Fr. Methodios.

The rector is pleading with potential benefactors to reach out and help in the building of this church. Inquire at or visit the St. Barnabas website.

“Let all pray together for this new Orthodox community,” writes Fr. Methodios.

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

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