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Zimbabwean Baptisms and Ordination

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Through the blessing of Patriarch Theodore II of Alexandria and All of Africa, Metropolitan George of Zimbabwe conducted today, December 30th, three hundred and twenty-seven baptisms for catechumens in the parish of St. Nektarios in Harare.

The majority of the converts were youth and young adults who had completed a catechism class over the past 12 months.

Following the lengthy baptismal service, clothes and shoes were distributed to over a thousand men, women and children who belong to the parish.

Those attending the baptismal service were Protopresbyter George Saganis from Athens, and the African priests Fr. Raphael Gada, Fr. Augustine Moketsi, and the newly-ordained Deacon Demetrios Nyandebvu.

Hat Tip: Byzantine, Texas

And from the website of the Diocese of Zimbabwe:

On Sunday 8th November 2009, on the feast of the Archangels, with the prayers and blessings of His Beatitude Theodoros II, Pope and Patriarch of Alexandria and All Africa and permission of the local Hierarch Metropolitan Athanasios of Limassol, His Eminence ordained to the Diaconate Dimitrios Nyandebvu, at the Holy Church of St Barbara, in Zakakios, Limassol. From early in the morning hundreds of faithful and friends of the Missions, came to the church to attend the ordination of the African Deacon, and among them were the Head of the Cypriot Police, Parliamentarians of the Cypriot Parliament, the Consul General of Cyprus in Zimbabwe and the local municipal and police leaders. Sponsor of the ordination was Mrs Christina Constantinou. Deacon Dimitrios is a graduate of the Patriarchal Academy of Kenya “Archbishop Makarios III”. ON the day of the Feast of St Nektarios, His Eminence concelebrated with His Eminence Chrysostomos Metropolitan of Kition, at the church of the community of Tersephanou. He also participated in the festivities organized by the Holy Metropolis of Limassol on the occasion of the Feast of St John the Almsgiver, patron saint of the city of Limassol.

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Written by Stephen

January 3, 2010 at 7:13 pm

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