With the help and the supplications of St. Dionysius, beautiful Churches have been built in the Holy Diocese of Arusha and Central Africa in honor of the Assumption of our Most-Holy Lady the Theotokos, St. John the Theologian, St. Paisios of Mount Athos and St. Luke the Surgeon, the Transfiguration of our Lord, God and Savior, St. Porphyrius and St. Fotius the Great. At the same time, the existing Churches are being renovated in order to serve as fully as possible the liturgical needs of the faithful.
HOLY CHURCH OF ST. JOHN THE THEOLOGIAN IN IMBOGO
HOLY CHURCH OF THE TRANSFIGURATION OF OUR LORD, GOD AND SAVIOR, ST. PORPHYRIUS THE KAFSOKALYVITE AND ST. FOTIUS THE GREAT INIGAGITUNGU
Igagitungu is located two hours northwest of the Kindamali Mission Center. To get there, one crosses a breathtaking route through age-old trees and small villages, which are located along the dirt road. The Holy Church of the Transfiguration of our Lord, God and Savior, St. Porphyrius and St. Fotius the Great is built at an altitude of 2000 m., upon a plot that was donated by the President of the BoD, Elder Maximos. The Thyranoixia (Opening of the Doors) ceremony was celebrated by His Beatitude Theodoros II, Pope and Patriarch of Alexandria and All Africa during his missionary tour in Central Tanzania. It is worth nothing that prior to the construction of the Holy Church, the liturgical needs of the faithful were served by a grass-hut, which they built themselves with the few tools available to them and the humble materials collected from the nearby area.
HOLY CHURCH OF ST. PAISIOS THE ATHONITE AND ST. LUKE THE SURGEON IN MASHEGE
HOLY CHURCH OF THE ASSUMPTION OF OUR MOST-HOLY LADY, THE THEOTOKOS, IN IGANGIMALE
Igangimale is located near the Kindamali Mission Center. Thedirtroadthatleadsthereisimpassable, yet this fact did not stop the construction of the Holy Church in their village. In fact, during the first visit of his Grace Bishop Agathonikos, they had chosen the location where the Holy Church was finally built: at the highest point of the village, from where you have full view of the entire nearby area. During the first catechism, young and old, sat in the shade of a tree and sucked in, like the thirsty earth, the words of the Bishop. Now, the Holy Church of the Assumption of our Most-Holy Lady, the Theotokos, in Igangimale is a reference point for the nearby area, as many of our native brothers and sisters find shelter to the Church of our Most-Holy Lady!
THE FIRST MONASTERY IN TANZANIA
The Church of the monastery has already been built in honor of the Archangel Michael and St. Minas the Great Martyr and St. Paisius Velichkovsky. The Holy Church, which is if Byzantine architecture, is a gem for the entire Tanzania!
Works are being carried out for the reconstruction of the monastic cells and auxiliary facilities for the monastic fraternity that is about to be established in Tanzania, are in progress.
RENOVATION OF THE HOLY CHURCHES
Great importance is also given to the efforts made for the renovation of the already existing Holy Churches. With the grace of God and the assistance of members of our Association, the Churches were renovated which were in honor of St. Andronicus and his wife St. Athanasia, St. George and Our Most-Holy Lady of Kykkos, St. Konstantine and St. Helen, St. Ekaterini, St. Paraskevi of the Balkans (Epivatini) and of the Annunciation of the Theotokos of Arusha.