More than 30 people received the washing of regeneration in two separate mass Baptisms at Lake Victoria, which extends through Uganda, Kenya, and Tanzania, on the feast of the Theophany, January 19.
19 were baptized by the hands of Fr. Otara Johnson Hezekiah, the founder of the St. Peter Rigena Oprhanage in Nairobi, Kenya, and several other priests, Fr. Otara reports.
And in Uganda, 13 people were baptized by Fr. Silouan (Brown), rector of the St. John the Wonderworker Mission Center (ROCOR) in Kampala, together with Fr. Christopher Walusimbi of the Holy Annunciation Church on Bukasa Island, reports Orthodox Africa.
Another 60 from the “Evangelical Orthodox Church” in Uganda are currently undergoing catechism and being prepared for Baptism.
17 people were baptized by Fr. Silouan on the feast of Pentecost.