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Title: Oriental Orthodox (or Eastern Orthodox ) church in Mwanza,north Tanzania
Post by: Apu on September 29, 2013, 11:29:02 AM
Can anybody provide me the details of an Oriental Orthodox or Eastern Orthodox church in or near Mwanza , Tanzania?Need the full address , way to reach the church , worship timings and the phone no if possilble .My friend Syriac Orthodox friend is there next sunday?
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox (or Eastern Orthodox ) church in Mwanza,north Tanzania
Post by: mike on September 29, 2013, 11:42:36 AM
EOs have even a bishop in Mwanza (Metropolitan Jerome (Muzeeyi)) so there must be a church.
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox (or Eastern Orthodox ) church in Mwanza,north Tanzania
Post by: xOrthodox4Christx on September 29, 2013, 12:13:10 PM
There are Churches in Dar es Salaam and Kimamba.
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox (or Eastern Orthodox ) church in Mwanza,north Tanzania
Post by: WPM on September 29, 2013, 12:35:27 PM
You have to fly a commercial airline to get there.
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox (or Eastern Orthodox ) church in Mwanza,north Tanzania
Post by: Salpy on September 29, 2013, 07:58:43 PM
Coptic church in Tanzania:

http://directory.nihov.org/church/278
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox (or Eastern Orthodox ) church in Mwanza,north Tanzania
Post by: Salpy on September 29, 2013, 08:03:22 PM
I think there is a bus service that will connect him from Mwanza to Musoma where the church is:

http://www.scandinaviagroup.com/Scandinavia%20Express/scandinavia_express_routemap_tanzania_mwanzanbo.html
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox (or Eastern Orthodox ) church in Mwanza,north Tanzania
Post by: Salpy on September 29, 2013, 08:23:56 PM
Unfortunately, there is no physical address, only a PO box, in the above link.  I can't find an address, but the name of the priest is Fr. Joshua:

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The Coptic Orthodox Church was established in Tanzania in 1997. Today there are two churches in the province of Mara, served by Fr. Joshua and 12 deacons. There is a unique service in Tanzania, which is the service of the leprous people.

Fr. Joshua has been a member of the Coptic Church in Nairobi (Kenya) since his childhood. He was a deacon for 15 years, of which he was a disciple of Fr. Moses in Nairobi for 8 years. He was ordained in April 2006 by H.H. Pope Shenouda III.

http://mycoptic.blogspot.com/2008/11/coptic-missionary-in-africa.html
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox (or Eastern Orthodox ) church in Mwanza,north Tanzania
Post by: Salpy on September 29, 2013, 08:37:55 PM
This is where you can e-mail a Coptic Missions center in Africa:

http://www.coptichopecenter.org/contact-us.html#
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox (or Eastern Orthodox ) church in Mwanza,north Tanzania
Post by: Apu on September 30, 2013, 02:02:57 AM
Is there a Coptic Orthodox church near Dar e salem?
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox (or Eastern Orthodox ) church in Mwanza,north Tanzania
Post by: Salpy on September 30, 2013, 09:42:38 PM
I can't find any.  I can't even find the EO churches that are supposedly there.  Very frustrating.  One would think there would be more complete directories.
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox (or Eastern Orthodox ) church in Mwanza,north Tanzania
Post by: aiernovi on September 30, 2013, 10:46:07 PM
I have personally served in the church in Mwanza. I do not have an address, but as someone noted, Fr. Joshua is the priest of the Coptic Church there. I suppose the quickest way to reach them might be to send a facebook message to Fr. Joshua Ndolo.

https://www.facebook.com/frjoshua.ndolo?fref=ts

 He has responded to messages in the past so that might be your best bet.
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox (or Eastern Orthodox ) church in Mwanza,north Tanzania
Post by: mike on October 01, 2013, 03:28:14 AM
Very frustrating. One would think there would be more complete directories.

Yeah, Tanzania does not have complete English online directory of Orthodox parishes! What a shame! Some American wants to visit is and cannot check it from his armchair.
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox (or Eastern Orthodox ) church in Mwanza,north Tanzania
Post by: Mor Ephrem on October 01, 2013, 10:29:58 AM
Very frustrating. One would think there would be more complete directories.

Yeah, Tanzania does not have complete English online directory of Orthodox parishes! What a shame! Some American wants to visit is and cannot check it from his armchair.

Why assume "some American" wants to visit Tanzania?  Why not assume that it is "some Indian"?  But I guess that wouldn't be as much fun. 

If Tanzanian Orthodox don't maintain a complete English language directory of churches, that's understandable.  But it's not entirely unreasonable to have hoped for one, considering that in this thread people were able to figure out the existence of an EO bishop in the specific town, Coptic and EO churches in the area, contact info for the Coptic priest in that town, and information on bus routes.  I'm surprised even that much information was available, so why not hope for more?     
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox (or Eastern Orthodox ) church in Mwanza,north Tanzania
Post by: mike on October 01, 2013, 10:37:40 AM
I suppose people in Tanzania have some more urgent expenses than fancy websites and online directories. Not to mention only 12% of Tanzanians are internet users.
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox (or Eastern Orthodox ) church in Mwanza,north Tanzania
Post by: Mor Ephrem on October 01, 2013, 10:39:30 AM
I suppose people in Tanzania have some more urgent expenses than fancy websites and online directories. Not to mention only 12% of Tanzanians are internet users.

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