Greetings in that Divine and Most Precious Name of Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ!
I can't help but applaud that beautiful Church and the growing efforts of Orthodox in Central Africa. Y'all have a more nuanced approach and include vernacular languages more readily, so I can understand a certain appeal for Africans. Then again, I've debated elsewhere on this forum how the Ethiopian Church is a better model and template for African Orthodoxy because of the pan-African cultural traits present and adapted into the Ethiopian tradition, however, we have a linguistic hurdle that is just as much a problem as our cultural Africanness is a benefit. So if y'all have bridged that gap in the meantime and African folks are coming to Orthodox and away from Pentecostals and Muslims than I can dig it. However, daily we are praying and supporting growing Ethiopian Orthodox missions across Africa as well. My own parish priests just returned from differing trips to Ethiopian parishes in South Africa a few weeks ago. We have many parishes in Zimbabwe, Kenya, Uganda, South Africa, and elsewhere. God has been working through the unfortunate situation of burgeoning Ethiopian diaspora, to spread the uniquely African interpretations of Orthodox across the continent. HIM Haile Selassie I first had pan-African visions, and slowly, steadily, we are seeing this growing reality. If one day we can have Ethiopian Orthodox parishes and Byzantine Alexandrian parishes across Africa, that will be a blessing. I hope the Copts are listening, we could use their support across North Africa too
Here is a Tewahedo parish in the slums of Port Elizabeth