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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

Every Drop Counts

Clean Water is a Challenge in remote areas of Kenya, and only a very small portion of it is drinkable. Taking simple steps to save water in your daily activities can add up to a significant number of gallons of water conserved. And water conservation is a key link between balancing our current and [...]

By | April 5th, 2018|Water Supply|0 Comments

School Uniforms For the Needy Kids

Many children in Njabini area fail to start school on the first day of school because they don't have the appropriate school uniforms.  There are many families that simply cannot afford to purchase the required school attire for their children. Uniforms are considered a form of discipline that schools use to control student behavior and often promote conventional gendered [...]

By | March 27th, 2018|St. Irene Mission|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

Let the Children Come to Me

In St Irene Orthodox Mission Center & Orphanage, little children playing in the field and learning group meeting. The adorable little faces and their actions are so captivating I at times get momentarily distracted from the business at hand, including questions I wanted to ask the kids at St Irene Orthodox Mission Center & Orphanage. [...]

By | March 21st, 2018|St. Irene Mission|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

St. John Chrysostom – For the greatest thing is charity, and moderation, and almsgiving; which hits a higher mark even than virginity

“Do you see that our practice has more power to do good? By practice I mean, not your fasting, nor yet your strewing sackcloth and ashes under you, but if you despise wealth, as it ought to be despised; if you be kindly affectioned, if you give your bread to the hungry, if you control [...]

By | January 26th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments
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