Monday, March 21, 2011

Weekend Activities of Pope Theodore in Kenya

Pope Theodoros II (Horeftakis) of Alexandria kicked off his visit to Kenya with the Akathist at Nairobi's Cathedral of Sts. Cosmas and Damian and a meeting with Bishop Savvas (Zembillas) of Troas, an auxiliary bishop of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America who is responsible for overseeing its missionary outreach.

On Saturday Pope Theodoros visited the Archbishop Macarius III Theological Seminary in Riruta (a district of Nairobi), meeting with the seminarians and receiving a tour of the Seminary. The visit coincided with the 40th anniversary of the laying of the Seminary's foundation stone by Archbishop Makarios III (Mouskos) of the Cypriot Orthodox Church.

The weekend wrapped up with a hierarchical Divine Liturgy at Riruta's Church of St. Nicholas. During the services Pope Theodoros ordained Deacon Theophilus Everia to the holy priesthood. More on that here.

Pictured are Pope Theodore and Metropolitan Macarius of Nairobi concelebrating this past Sunday in St. Nicholas' Church in Riruta.

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