In Central Africa, along with his Orthodox flock, Pope and Patriarch Theodore II of Alexandria and All Africa will celebrate his name day.
The Primate of the Patriarchate of Alexandria usually celebrates his birthday on November 25 in Alexandria and his name day on February 17 in the African countries where his flock is located.
Patriarch Theodore arrived in Nairobi on Saturday, February 11, from where he began his multi-day tour of Kenya.
In the barren region of Turkana, he founded a school and distributed humanitarian aid. On Prodigal Sunday, he performed the enthronement of Bishop El Dorret Neophytos and laid the foundation stone of another Orthodox church, in honor of Saints Constantine and Helen.
“Accompanying the missionary Patriarch Theodore II to the impoverished, forgotten, arid, and barren area of Turkana in northern Kenya, for the foundation of a school and the distribution of great humanitarian aid. Incredible images, shocking and unique experiences, untold stories of human life, which will remain deeply engraved in the depths of our hearts, souls, and minds!” wrote Metropolitan Daniel of Axum, who accompanies the Patriarch in Kenya, on his personal Facebook profile.
After Kenya, the Primate of the Patriarchate of Alexandria will travel to Congo. Lupubashi is home to a large Greek community of more than 500 people. The Patriarch of Alexandria will celebrate with the Greeks the 100th anniversary of the Greek Community.
The next stop of Patriarch Theodore’s tour of Africa will be Uganda. There he will inaugurate churches as well as a large hospital.