His Grace Bishop NEOFITOS is the ruling bishop of the Diocese of Nyeri and Mt. Kenya. Born in 1970 in the village of Kesengei, in the Nandi district of Kenya, His Grace holds a degree from the “Archbishop Makarios III” Patriarchal Academy in Kenya. He was ordained deacon on September 13, 1998 and priest on the 27th of the same month from the then Metropolitan Seraphim of Kenya, now of Zimbabwe and Angola. He served in parishes in Nairobi and at the Patriarchal Academy there as Deputy Principal. On February 27, 2005, His Eminence Makarios of Kenya consecrated him as archimandrite. In the same year he was awarded a postgraduate title in Theological Studies from Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology in Boston. In 2007 he was tonsured a monk at the Holy Monastery of the Transfiguration in Veroia. He is a candidate for a Doctorate in Pastoral Theology, with a scholarship from the Aristotelian University of Thessaloniki. On November 26, 2014, he was elected by the Holy Synod as Auxiliary Bishop of the once brilliant Diocese of Nitria. In 2015, His Grace was unanimously elected as the first bishop of the Diocese of Nyeri and Mt. Kenya. The Diocese spanning some 50,250 square miles is comprised of 60 parishes that are served by 53 priests.
By the Grace of God and with the prayerful support of Orthodox Christians around the world, the Diocese has:
+ Renovated 10 churches + Built 11 semi-permanent churches + Built 2 permanent churches + Provided motorcycles for 53 clergy + Gifted new vestments to some priests + Built and opened the Diocese Centre in 2018 + Built a hall to accommodate 100 people + Procured the Diocesan 11- seater Van + Procured Diocesan 5 Acres piece of land with maize farming taking place there + Sponsored many students from primary, secondary and tertiary education levels.
Now, Diocese of Nyeri & Mount Kenya Saint asks for your prayers and seeks your assistance to build Saint Anthony Orthodox Christian Secondary School.
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Earlier Event: March 25Divine Liturgy for the Annunciation to the Theotokos
Later Event: March 27Pre-Sanctified Liturgy