Ghana Mission baptism

St. George Orthodox Christian Cathedral in Wichita, Kansas, seeking to build a church for a daughter congregation in Ghana, published an article entitled
Two Villages in Ghana Receive Baptism from the April 2004 “Messenger” (Originating From the Diocesan Press Office, Ghana, Africa)

It is simply the story of His Grace Bishop Panteleimon (later His Eminence Panteleimon, Patriarch of Alexandria and all Africa, now retired) coming to Brakwa, Ghana, to baptize a number of catechumens. It was a day of joy. The connection between His Eminence and the theme of Arms Open Wide may be gleaned from the story:
http://www.stgeorgecathedral.net/mission_update.html

Here is His Eminence’ Biography: http://www.orthodox-mitropolitan-of-antinoes-panteleimon.com/index.php?lang=en

Here is another story concerning His Eminence: A Contemporary Miracle: The Healing of Bishop Panteleimon http://www.orthodox-mitropolitan-of-antinoes-panteleimon.com/books/en/The%20healing%20of%20Bishop%20Panteleimon%20en.pdf

Also- a history and a more recent news story in regard to the Orthodox Church of Ghana:

A Brief History of the Orthodox Church in Ghana

http://www.orthodoxresearchinstitute.org/articles/church_history/anderson_ghana.htm

OCMC Recognized by the Orthodox Church in Ghana

http://orthodoxchristianmissioncenter.wordpress.com/2008/08/14/ocmc-recognized-by-the-orthodox-church-in-ghana/

OCMC Team to Ghana Lives Orthodox History http://www.goarch.org/news/goa.news956

It isn’t clear if the parish of St. George Orthodox Christian Cathedral’s goal of building a church in Ghana was realized, but they have supported and continue to support mission priests, including Father Samuel Akuma in Brakwa, Ghana and Father Gerasimos in Bukoba, Tanzania through the Orthodox Christian Mission Center’s SAMP (support a mission priest) program: http://www.ocmc.org/programs/samp.aspx

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