The Catechists is an institution established in the 1960s by the missionary work that begun in East Africa by Archbishop Anastasios of Albania.
The Catechists perform additional Missionary work, where there are no Priests, are ordained by the Bishop, and wear a robe in the Temple. On Sundays, when there are no Priests, they ring the church bell, perform the Devine Liturgy, and undertake the catechism of those who get baptized. These great collaborators of the Missionary work were gathered by the Diocese of Bukoba, with the wishes of Patriarch Theodore II of Alexandria.
The Seminar takes place at the Theological Seminary in Kasikizi “Saint John Chrysostom” from February 15-20 and is addressed to the Catechists of the First Archieratical District of Bukoba. For the other Archieratical Districts the Catechists will gather in June.
The Vespers, the Compline, the Matins, and the Sacrament of the Eucharist are exemplarily performed daily.
The purpose of their education is to become valuable collaborators of the Mission, the chanting ministry, and the Catechism of children and adults.