Mass Baptism in Rwanda

Through the blessings of His Grace Innocentios, the Bishop of Orthodox Diocese of Burundi and Rwanda; on 10th October 2015, the parish priest of Holy Trinity/Nyamata Rev. Petros Bicamumpaka has baptized 32 people in a small lake called Kamatana located in Nyamata Sector, Bugesera District in Eastern Province of Rwanda. Please keep these neophytes to grow spiritually. From the Bishop's Desk in Kigali. … [Read more...]

New Orthodox Christians baptized in Rwanda’s Mission

by Georges Mana His Grace Innocentios, Bishop of the Greek Orthodox Diocese of Burundi and Rwanda, officiated the Holy Baptism of 126 new faithfuls of the community of Kaziba, Rwabutazi, and Gashongora. See more photos HERE. … [Read more...]

The First Steps of Orthodoxy in Rwanda

by Julia Bridget Haye With the Grace of God and following the strenuous efforts and prayers of his Eminence Innocent Bishop of Burundi and Rwanda, the first steps of the Orthodox Church in Rwanda began. On Saturday 17 -8-2013, His Eminence accompanied by Fr George Schinas and hierodeacon Nektarios Stogiannis and a team from the Church of St Dimitrios Loumbardiaris in Athens, as well as a group of women from Uganda organised a catechetical meeting with about 500 Rwandans. The meeting included an introduction by his eminence Bishop Innocent, dividing the local people into work groups, a concluding homily and a meal. Questions were asked … [Read more...]

The First Orthodox Church in Rwanda

With the blessing of His Holiness Patriarch Theodoros II of Alexandria and All Africa, two weeks ago construction began for the first Orthodox church in Rwanda. It is named after the Holy Trinity and is being built on one hectare of land purchased by donation from an anonymous donor (20,000 euros) and other Christians (15,000 euros). It is built in Nyamata, 2 km from the New International Airport with the support of the "Brotherhood of Orthodox External Missions of Thessaloniki". Rwandan people have shown great interest in Orthodoxy, but financial difficulties in purchasing land and the settlement of relevant documents delayed the … [Read more...]