Pastoral Trip to the Democratic Republic of the Congo
and to the Republic of Uganda
June - July 2007

Back in Kananga

Archbishop Gregory tonsures Clement a reader to serve his flock of 180+ former Protestants who recently converted to Orthodoxy. He will be trained and supervised by Archpriest Chrysostom.
Reader Clement is made a Subdeacon.
Subdeacon Clement is ordained to the diaconate. Axios!
Archbishop Gregory with some of the clergy who had come to Kananga for his pastoral visit.
Archbishop Gregory is met by the clergy as he prepares to enter the Church of the Holy Apostles to perform the Divine Liturgy.
Archbishop Gregory and his clergy prepare to perform the Divine Liturgy.
Five men were tonsured readers by Archbishop Gregory. They are, left to right: Nestor (in red), George, Phillip (blocked by the miter), Haralambos, and Andres.
Here are better pictures of George, Phillip, and Haralambos.
Archbishop Gregory blessing the faithful at the Small Entrance of the Divine Liturgy.
The Great Entrance.
Deacon Clement is taken around the altar during his ordination to the priesthood.
Archbishop Gregory performs the Laying on of Hands upon Deacon Clement at his ordination to the priesthood.
Archbishop Gregory presents the newly-ordained Priest Clement to the faithful. Axios!
The clergy fan the gifts while the faithful recite the Nicene Creed.
Subdeacon Constantine is taken around the altar during his ordination to the diaconate.
Archbishop Gregory performs the Laying on of Hands upon Subdeacon Constantine during his ordination to the diaconate.
Archbishop Gregory presents the newly-ordained Deacon Constantine to the faithful. Axios!
Archbishop Gregory with the clergy who served with him, after the Divine Liturgy.
Archbishop Gregory with the four novices at Kananga.
We went to the newly-ordained Father Clement’s parish of former Protestants. We were taken there by vehicle, while the other clergy went on ahead of us on foot.
We went to the newly-ordained Father Clement’s parish of former Protestants. We were taken there by vehicle, while the other clergy went on ahead of us on foot.
We went to the newly-ordained Father Clement’s parish of former Protestants. We were taken there by vehicle, while the other clergy went on ahead of us on foot.
We went to the newly-ordained Father Clement’s parish of former Protestants. We were taken there by vehicle, while the other clergy went on ahead of us on foot.
Subdeacon Haralambos is taken around the altar at his ordination to the diaconate. Axios!
Another Cyprianite priest and deacon came to Archbishop Gregory, petitioning to join him. This is Father Leo renouncing Cyprianism and ecumenism.
Another Cyprianite priest and deacon came to Archbishop Gregory, petitioning to join him. This is Father Leo renouncing Cyprianism and ecumenism.
This is Father Leo renouncing being Chrismated into the Church.
Archbishop Gregory reads the Prayer of Forgiveness over Father Leo.
Our last farewell to our faithful in Kananga before leaving for Tshikapa.
I believe this is Kananga from the air.

 

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