Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Interview with Fr. Themistocles Adamopoulo and Orthodoxy in Sierra Leone

An interesting 2005 interview with Archimandrite Themistocles (Adamopoulo) about his life and Orthodoxy in Australia and Kenya can be found here. Since the time of the interview Fr. Themistocles has been placed in charge of the Alexandrian Orthodox Church's outreach in Sierra Leone as administrator of the newly created Diocese of Freetown.

Since Fr. Themistocles' arrival in Sierra Leone in 2007 the Church has gone from being non-existent to consisting of two parishes with four local priests, a large primary/secondary school in the capital, an agricultural school in the countryside, a clinic to assist in the rehabilitation of amputees, and an educational outreach in a women's prison in Freetown. In September 2011 an Orthodox university is due to open in the country as well.

More on the Orthodox Church in Sierra Leone and Fr. Themistocles' recent visit with Pope Theodoros II (Horeftakis) of Alexandria can be found here.

Pictured is Fr. Themistocles with patients of the amputee clinic in Sierra Leone.

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