Reflections of Mission Life It is easy to be in Fiji if you are on holiday. The sun, the beaches, the smiles, and the constant `Bula Vinaka’ greetings make you feel noticeably special. It’s a home away from home with resorts catering for every need and want. Yet dig beneath the surface and park yourself … Continue reading How much we give and how much we receive?
When we last wrote an update on the progress of our mission in Tonga (see that article HERE), the Kingdom was still closed to any outside visitors. Thanks to God, the Kingdom of Tonga has re-opened its borders, and all restrictions related to COVID-19 have been lifted. We are very excited to announce that one … Continue reading Return to the Kingdom of Tonga
This August during the Lent of Panagia our brother and sisters of the Orthodox Missionary Fraternity – Thessaloniki came to Fiji, bringing us much joy and service in love of Christ. Dr Katerina, Kyrios Prodromos and Kyria Angeliki travelled together to volunteer their services to our Apostolic Ministry in Fiji sharing their talents and showing … Continue reading Vision, Mission and Commitment
Mission as a voluntary exile Our family has lived in the mission field only one year, and so we are still beginners. At home in Alaska for the summer we have had time to reflect on our experience, and we are quite different than we were when we got off the plane in Fiji last … Continue reading Reflection on how by ministering in the field of the Sacred Mission of the Church we cultivate our own lives
Just a few days after the Sunday of Pentecost, which marks the birthday of our Church, the our thoughts run to the first days of the Church of Christ on planet Earth. Simple, unlettered people, without education or diplomas, with their only references being the “graduation ceremony” of the Holy Spirit, in regards to who … Continue reading Ierapostole: The Real Purpose of the Entire Church
The Orthodox Mission to the islands of the Pacific Ocean that our Church is serving continues with the Grace of God. The harvest is plentiful and the Lord’s workers are only few. But in every case, God’s presence is evident, the miracles never cease to encourage us to carry on. First, we want to thank … Continue reading Greetings from the Pacific!