Celebrating the name day of Saints Constantine and Helen!

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 the Great. Constantine the Great was a Roman Emperor and the first Emperor of Byzantium, who solidified the freedom of [...]

By | May 21st, 2018|Orthodox Faith|0 Comments

The Sacrament of Holy Baptism in the Orthodox Christian Church

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 unite the person to "The Body of Christ" (that is, the Church), and to open the door of salvation and [...]

By | May 2nd, 2018|Orthodox Faith|0 Comments

Helping Children in Need

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, shelter, food security, psychosocial support, medical care and spiritual nourishment. Donate Today We feel called to serve orphans and vulnerable [...]

By | April 20th, 2018|Orthodox Faith|0 Comments

Marking Good Friday with Epitah Procession

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 seems to matter. Yes, the services can be long, so this post is dedicated to the "something special" in each night that makes [...]

By | April 6th, 2018|Orthodox Faith|0 Comments

Orthodox Good Friday

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 most Orthodox churches retained some version of the Julian calendar, which is older than the Gregorian calendar, commonly used today. What Do [...]

By | April 6th, 2018|Orthodox Faith|0 Comments

Celebrating Orthodox Easter

In April we will celebrate the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ: the only person through whom we are reconciled to God. Easter in Kenya is celebrated according to the Julian Calendar used by the Eastern Orthodox Church, rather than on the date used in Catholic, Protestant, and other Western churches that use the Gregorian [...]

By | March 26th, 2018|Orthodox Faith|0 Comments

Racism: An Orthodox Perspective

This learning how to love ultimately entails seeing all human beings as created in the image of God. This is not as easy as it seems. It’s one thing to declare that all humans are created in the image of God; it’s another thing to form oneself in such a way that such a belief [...]

By | March 20th, 2018|Orthodox Faith|0 Comments

Celebrating Christmas with Love Care for the Little Ones

As we celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ I would wish to give an advice on how we should bring up our children. Jesus said, "Let the children come to Me and do not hinder them for such belongs the Kingdom of Heaven" (St. Matthew 19:14). Our Most Loving Lord Jesus Christ had a special [...]

By | December 25th, 2017|Orthodox Faith|0 Comments

Why Easter Dates Change

1.Why is not Easter on the same date every year like Christmas for instance? answer in the 4th century it was decided that Easter would fall after the first full moon following the vernal or spring equinox.(The equinox is a day in the year on which daytime and night-time are of equal length).This happens twice [...]

By | December 3rd, 2017|Orthodox Faith|0 Comments
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