In a previous post we told you how in Samoa our mission team met a Greek man named Elias who had travelled from Greece to Samoa for some family matters. Elias is a civil engineer, a skilled builder and stonemason, and was inspired by the vision and decisiveness of our Spiritual Father, His Eminence Metropolitan … Continue reading The Builder’s Tale
Metropolitan Myron of New Zealand and Exarch of Oceania, after his first visit to Fiji.
In 2005, our Spiritual Father, Metropolitan Amphilochios (Tsoukos), was assigned to the Holy Metropolis of New Zealand by the Ecumenical Patriarchate with the additional responsibility of sharing the Orthodox faith to the island nations of Fiji, Samoa and Tonga. Whenever I hear about the prospect of a mission, I’m always enthusiastic,” relates His Eminence Amphilochios, … Continue reading The Orthodox Mission in Samoa
The second in a series of tales of people who have donated their time, and skills to the Apostolic Ministry in the Pacific Katherina wanted to help support and grow the Orthodox Mission in Fiji. This is her story. Over the course of a number of years Katherina, a qualified and practicing teacher from New … Continue reading The Teacher’s Tale
In February 2020 Michael Jones from Eagle River, Alaska led a labor crew to continue construction of the Church of St. George in Tonga. flight from Los Angeles to Tonga had a 6 hour layover in Fiji, so Fr. Meletios, Dean of Missions in Oceania, invited the group to briefly visit to the Orthodox community … Continue reading We left our hearts in Fiji