With the blessings of Pope and Patriarch Theodore II of Alexandria, Metropolitan Daniel of Aksum completed his eight-day visit to Uganda by concelebrating the Divine Liturgy on the Sunday after Theophany with Metropolitan Jeronymos at St Nicholas Cathedral in Kampala on the invitation of the Archbishop of Kampala.
Having come to Uganda at the invitation of Bishop Silvestros of Jinja, Metropolitan Daniel spent a week of his pastoral adventure in the Diocese of Jinja and Eastern Uganda. There, he celebrated the feast of St Sylvester, engaged in a clerical seminar with the priests of the diocese, celebrated the feast of Theophany, and participated in a mass baptism in the Kumi district.
At St Nicholas, he expressed his gratitude for the tremendous hospitality of the hierarchs of Uganda and the Orthodox Christians in Uganda. The Archbishop of Ethiopia urged the faithful to embrace the Orthodox church in oneness regardless of jurisdiction or race because we all share and partake of one Body of Christ in Holy Communion.
There was also a memorial service for the late Fr Emmanuel Ssekeyewa who departed in December of 2021 presided over by Metropolitan Jeronymos after the Divine Liturgy.