St. Irene Orthodox Mission

St Irene Orthodox Mission and Orphanage supports orphans and vulnerable children. It was started in the year 2010 by Fr. Constantinos and prosbylene Teresa Jepchumba who played a great role since its inception to date.

The institution is situated in Njabini South Kinangop sub county Kenya. The institution has a population of 165 vulnerable children out of these 72 are totally orphans and live entirely in the orphanage. By the grace of God these 72 orphans are baptized and live the sacramental life of the orthodox faith.

St. Irene Orthodox Mission Center started in a rented room that served as both a church and a catechetical classroom. Papadhia Teresa was instrumental during the formative years of the mission center, during this time Fr. Constantinos was a student at the Makarios III Seminary in Nairobi. It was during these first three years that St. Irene Mission Center developed into what it is today.

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Celebrating the name day of Saints Constantine and Helen!

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Today is Constantine's and Hellen's Name Day May 21st is the name day of Saint Constantine and Saint Helen. Saint Helen was born inDhrepanon of Bithynia in Asia Minor, in the mid-3rd century A.D. She was the mother of Constantine [...]

Flooding in Kenya – Buying Gumboots for the Kids

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Flooding in Kenya - Situation at the Mission Center As of 10th May, 2018, Floods have displaced over 211,000 people across Kenya and reportedly killed 72 people. We have been encountering challenges at St Irene [...]

Thank You Mum

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THANK YOU MUM For being my pillar of strength For the countless bedtime stories For the piles and piles of laundry For taking those classes to provide for a better future For sharing your beautiful [...]

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The Sacrament of Holy Baptism in the Orthodox Christian Church

By | May 2nd, 2018|Categories: Orthodox Faith|

The purpose of Holy Baptism To remove the consequences of the 'original sin'. To wash away all other sins committed before the time of Baptism if the person is beyond the age of infancy. To [...]

Helping Children in Need

By | April 20th, 2018|Categories: Orthodox Faith|

St Irene Orthodox Mission Center & Orphanage empowers orphans and vulnerable children, their families, and their communities to build a foundation of action and hope for a healthy and sustainable future by offering education, protection, [...]

Marking Good Friday with Epitah Procession

By | April 6th, 2018|Categories: Orthodox Faith|

Anyone with kids knows that Holy Week can be a challenging yet extremely rich experience!  Although the night services postpone bed time, we try to remember, it's just for one week, and nothing else quite [...]

Orthodox Good Friday

By | April 6th, 2018|Categories: Orthodox Faith|

Millions of Orthodox Christians commemorate Good Friday, also known as “Great Friday” to remember the events leading up to Jesus' crucifixion. The Orthodox Easter dates usually differ from the dates used by western churches because [...]

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