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Feast of Orthodoxy at the Orphanage

The Feast of Orthodoxy also known as the Sunday of Orthodoxy or the Triumph of Orthodoxy is celebrated on the first Sunday of Great Lent. The Feast is kept in memory of the final defeat of iconoclasm and the restoration of the icons to the churches. Click Here to Support St Irene Orphanage Lent was in origin the time of final preparation for [...]

By |2020-03-09T15:46:12+00:00March 9th, 2020|Orthodox Faith|0 Comments

Heavy Rains have Disrupted Mission Activities at St Irene Orthodox Mission Centre & Orphanage

Heavy rains have caused flooding in Kenya which have impacted directly on St Irene's Mission and Orphanage as shown in photos below. The flooding have affected, classrooms, dormitories, toilets and playgrounds which are severely flooded. The consequence of this action have lead to kids having difficulties in life at the mission centre. To Support Our [...]

By |2020-01-09T16:18:11+00:00December 30th, 2019|St. Irene Mission|0 Comments

Poverty continue to exclude many from Accessing Education

Kenya has made many great advances, but poverty and prejudice continue to exclude many people from accessing the opportunity that is education. Kenya ranks among the more peaceful and most prosperous of African countries. It has experienced over 50 years of peaceful and stable government. It has also seen impressive economic expansion and stable growth. [...]

By |2020-01-09T16:18:11+00:00October 19th, 2019|St. Irene Mission|0 Comments

With Water, We Restore Hope

WITH WATER, WE RESTORE HOPE Building the foundation for so much more Imagine believing you would die before your community could drink clean water—burdened by an entire life of suffering. Animals defecate in the river where you gather water to drink, cook and clean. In the dry season, even this contaminated water is hard to [...]

By |2020-01-09T16:18:11+00:00October 10th, 2019|Water Supply|0 Comments

Blessed is the Hand that Gives

Blessed is the Hand that Gives Over 140 million children under the age of 18 in the developing world have lost one or both of their parents. In sub-Saharan Africa alone there are 43 million orphans, representing more than 12% of all children (UNAIDS et al. 2004). Although most orphans are cared for by family members or [...]

By |2020-01-09T16:18:11+00:00April 24th, 2019|St. Irene Mission|0 Comments

My Visit to St Irene Orphanage – Chris Range

My Visit to St Irene Orphanage - Chris Range Three months ago I decided to visit St Irene Orthodox Mission Center and Orphanage. The orphanage houses children of various ages who either have no family or have lost their families in natural calamities. Click Here to Donate I was very enthusiastic about it even though [...]

By |2020-01-09T16:18:11+00:00February 21st, 2019|St. Irene Mission|0 Comments

Drought a Great Enemy at Our Mission Center

Christ in our midst. I was brought up by Orthodox parents from childhood, I felt motivated to serve in the Orthodox church as a priest. Similarly, I was serving as an altar boy from my tender age, and seeing my priest serving in the faithful I admired and prayed to God that one day would [...]

By |2020-01-09T16:18:14+00:00February 2nd, 2019|Orthodox Faith, St. Irene Mission, Water Supply|0 Comments

Shine on your Way Bishop Athanasios Akunda

Shine on your Way Bishop Athanasios Akunda His Grace Bishop Athanasios Akunda of Kisumu and all Western Kenya of the Greek Orthodox Alexandrian Patriarchate has entered eternal rest. He passed away at the St. Vincent Hospital, Worcester Massachusetts, the USA after battling a severe illness. He has been a leader. He preached of our obligation to the [...]

By |2020-01-09T16:18:14+00:00January 7th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Lessons from the parable of Lazarus and the Rich Man 

Lessons from the parable of  Lazarus and the Rich Man What is your attitude toward wealth and possessions? Through one of His parables, Jesus Christ showed that our attitudes toward such things can have eternal consequences. What happens to a rich person who loves his money more than his neighbor and laughs at those less well off? [...]

By |2020-01-09T16:18:15+00:00November 4th, 2018|Orthodox Faith|0 Comments

EXCELLENT WONDERFUL: Dive to 250 meters deep, in the presence of the bishops, they found water (VIDEO: “I got rid of the donkey carriage.”)

Yesterday, August 1, 2018, the Orthodox Mission Center and St. Irina Orphanage had extensive drilling work on a deep well. Up to now, water supplies were made from a 20-kilometer-long river, but neither the quality of the water nor the quantity they needed could be permanently secured. The water spring was found at a depth of 250 meters by [...]

By |2018-09-05T13:17:24+00:00September 5th, 2018|Orthodox Faith, St. Irene Mission, Water Supply|0 Comments