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August 14, 2008

OCMC Recognized by the Orthodox Church in Ghana


Larteh, Ghana—The Orthodox Diocese of Ghana recently completed the year-long celebration of its 25th anniversary and enjoyed the first Archpastoral visit to Ghana of His Beatitude Theodoros, Pope and Patriarch of Alexandria and All Africa. The three-day culminating festivities took place primarily in Larteh, Ghana, in the Eastern Region.

As part of the Jubilee celebration, the Orthodox Diocese of Ghana presented the Orthodox Christian Mission Center (OCMC) with a memento plaque celebrating the anniversary. In a letter, His Grace Damaskinos, Bishop of Ghana, thanked OCMC Executive Director Fr. Martin Ritsi for OCMC’s “generous contribution towards the growth of Orthodoxy in Ghana.”

Over these 25 years, OCMC has been involved in Ghana in many ways, especially through the Support A Mission Priest (SAMP), Mission Team, and Missionary programs. SAMP has been active in Ghana for many years, and there are currently 20 priests in the Diocese supported through SAMP. Over the past 19 years over 75 Team members have participated on 8 Mission Teams that offered a living witness to Christ through construction and catechism. This year’s team is helping the Diocese of Ghana to create teaching curriculums for religious eductation.

Andrew Lekos, OCMC Mission Teams Director, is a past Ghana Team Member and has maintained an active relationship with the Diocese. He was also recognized personally by His Grace. In response, Mr. Lekos said, “Your Grace and all my brothers and sisters in Ghana, please know that it has been your witness that has contributed to my personal growth in Christ, and I cannot thank you enough.”

May God continue to bless His Grace Damaskinos and the Faithful of the Orthodox Diocese of Ghana and grant them many more years!
Larteh, Ghana—The Orthodox Diocese of Ghana recently completed the year-long celebration of its 25th anniversary and enjoyed the first Archpastoral visit to Ghana of His Beatitude Theodoros, Pope and Patriarch of Alexandria and All Africa. The three-day culminating festivities took place primarily in Larteh, Ghana, in the Eastern Region.

As part of the Jubilee celebration, the Orthodox Diocese of Ghana presented the Orthodox Christian Mission Center (OCMC) with a memento plaque celebrating the anniversary. In a letter, His Grace Damaskinos, Bishop of Ghana, thanked OCMC Executive Director Fr. Martin Ritsi for OCMC’s “generous contribution towards the growth of Orthodoxy in Ghana.”

Over these 25 years, OCMC has been involved in Ghana in many ways, especially through the Support A Mission Priest (SAMP), Mission Team, and Missionary programs. SAMP has been active in Ghana for many years, and there are currently 20 priests in the Diocese supported through SAMP. Over the past 19 years over 75 Team members have participated on 8 Mission Teams that offered a living witness to Christ through construction and catechism. This year’s team is helping the Diocese of Ghana to create teaching curriculums for religious eductation.

Andrew Lekos, OCMC Mission Teams Director, is a past Ghana Team Member and has maintained an active relationship with the Diocese. He was also recognized personally by His Grace. In response, Mr. Lekos said, “Your Grace and all my brothers and sisters in Ghana, please know that it has been your witness that has contributed to my personal growth in Christ, and I cannot thank you enough.”

May God continue to bless His Grace Damaskinos and the Faithful of the Orthodox Diocese of Ghana and grant them many more years!

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