Orthodox Diocese of Gulu and Eastern Uganda


Orthodox Diocese of Gulu and Eastern Uganda

Its important for us all to know and remember that in times of trials and calamities, we need to put all our trust and hope in the Lord!! Facing this difficult period with the outbreak of the deadly CoronaVirus #COVID19 , we call upon the Orthodox Faithful, upon all the people of God, to stay strong in Prayer and to be cautious with their life. Our father the Pope and Patriarch of Alexandria and All Africa, THEODOROS II, blesses and advises us to comply and abide by the measures of our political leaders in the move to fight and defeat the COVID19 Pandemic. Therefore let us limit our movements & big gatherings, clean our hands often, lets be more Prayerful & more Careful, for our safety and that of others around us.

+ Bishop Silvester Kisitu.








Our Diocese consists of the 2 poorest regions of the country. Eastern Uganda with great poverty and drought, but also Northern Uganda, which has been at war for many years. So far people are still trying to overcome the consequences of war. Lives were lost, homes and temples destroyed.

They are all done slowly from the beginning with the love of people. Most people in these areas of ours are poor, our Temples are in need of renovation and some others are not complete.

The metropolis consists of 30 priests, 50 catechists, 19 Temples of which 7 are inaugurated, 50 communities, 5 medical centers and 7 schools. The difficult task of the Metropolis is fulfilled by some priests who remain for a long time without financial support and this makes our work very difficult.

Our New Diocese is still at the level of organization and organization. Lack of financial resources and support makes our organization and activities very difficult and a cause for concern. That is why we have forwarded this request to you, that some financial support to meet the many, basic, and varied daily needs of the Metropolis and priests will greatly help us as we continue our organization.With sincerely Crist  love in the Lord

Gulu and Eastern Uganda Silvester






Who will be interested?

Who will help keep the kids from fasting?



No. Greece Account – Alpha Bank: 298-002101-082979.

IBAN: GR73 0140 2980 2980 0210 1082 979

(In the name of Bishop Sylvester: Maximos Kisitu)



Note: The most urgent needs are:

  1. Salary of 30 priests (with 100 € – 3000 € per month total)
  2. The food for the 7 schools.






Email: genesisfotis18@gmail.com

Τel.: 0030 699 7512 260



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In these last days of the end of the times we live in let us not lose love !!!




In front of thousands of wounded people

In front of thousands of wounded people

In front of thousands of wounded people

In front of thousands of wounded people


Of course you all know the story of Good Samaritan and how he treated with love and compassion the wounded, abandoned and naked he found in his path. And our Lord points out in this story that he stopped, bounded his wounds, loaded him on his donkey and took him to an inn, stayed with him all night and because apparently the wounded needed time to recover, he agreed to pay the inn owner the cost of the treatment.Imagine now, after looking back at this story, the same person, Samaritan, been in front of not one wounded but hundreds of wounded and abandoned, almost half-dead people !!!                   

What would he do? He had just a little oil and some wine with him … He had only a few clothes to cut and bandage … He had just a little donkey who could barely carry two wounded … What would he do with the rest?             

If you could stop all your thinking for just a couple of minutes and each of you take the place of the Samaritan in front of hundreds of wounded. If you could do that you would have somehow approached the daily difficulty of all the missionaries.                   

But this is the reality of the Mission in Africa, the continent under exploitation to this day, which you either do not accept and mentally kills you or accept and fight with it. Deocese of CameroonSt Gregory



NATIONAL BANK: 41162134724  
The most urgent needs are: A) The payment of the 38 priests (x100 euros per month)B) Children’s meals in kindergartens and schoolsCameroon Deocese Account:

ΙΒΑΝ: GR220110410000041162134724

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Dear Friends of the Mission,

As I was sitting at my desk again and planning the day, suddenly the kitchen manager for the kids came in. He stood in front of me and kindly and humbly said to me: “You are respected, we have entered a new week; today is Wednesday and you have not yet given us the money for the food program. We ask for your advice.

We are talking about the food program of the 350 children of the kindergarten and St. Clement’s primary school, located in our Metropolitan area. Does anyone understand my position!

Of course this was not the first time, since there is no permanent and consistent support in this program, since our Metropolis has so many other similar programs in our various orphanages and schools.

Under no circumstances will we leave these little children fast, no matter how difficult it is.  Our Lord’s love, mercy, and extreme approval always appear in such cases.

We are grateful to all those who come in and support us, especially in the field of education, with these little children who come from poor families or are orphaned. So please pass on to everyone who is eager to support us in our food program for these little children, who would otherwise be fasting. Think of it as the only food of the day that we offer. We know they will be fasting at night! So we try to find ways and means to give them an evening sandwich in the afternoon.

Our warm request to support us with whatever amount you want. Thank you and thank you in advance.

With missionary greetings and warm greetings

† Nairobi Makarios


KENYA Account:

GR1401101040000010429627218 –

National Bank euro

02277050969 – BARCLAY’S BANK (Dollars)

Please contact us at

email: genesisfotis18@gmail.com or

on the phone: 6997512260 & 2114010560,





Jesus Forgives and Heals a Paralyzed Man

A few days later, when Jesus again entered Capernaum, the people heard that he had come home. They gathered in such large numbers that there was no room left, not even outside the door, and he preached the word to them. Some men came, bringing to him a paralyzed man, carried by four of them. Since they could not get him to Jesus because of the crowd, they made an opening in the roof above Jesus by digging through it and then lowered the mat the man was lying on. When Jesus saw their faith, he said to the paralyzed man, “Son, your sins are forgiven.”

Now some teachers of the law were sitting there, thinking to themselves, “Why does this fellow talk like that? He’s blaspheming! Who can forgive sins but God alone?”

Immediately Jesus knew in his spirit that this was what they were thinking in their hearts, and he said to them, “Why are you thinking these things? Which is easier: to say to this paralyzed man, ‘Your sins are forgiven,’ or to say, ‘Get up, take your mat and walk’? 10 But I want you to know that the Son of Man has authority on earth to forgive sins.” So he said to the man, 11 “I tell you, get up, take your mat and go home.” 12 He got up, took his mat and walked out in full view of them all. This amazed everyone and they praised God, saying, “We have never seen anything like this!”

Jesus Calls Levi and Eats With Sinners

13 Once again Jesus went out beside the lake. A large crowd came to him, and he began to teach them. 14 As he walked along, he saw Levi son of Alphaeus sitting at the tax collector’s booth. “Follow me,” Jesus told him, and Levi got up and followed him.

15 While Jesus was having dinner at Levi’s house, many tax collectors and sinners were eating with him and his disciples, for there were many who followed him. 16 When the teachers of the law who were Pharisees saw him eating with the sinners and tax collectors, they asked his disciples: “Why does he eat with tax collectors and sinners?”

17 On hearing this, Jesus said to them, “It is not the healthy who need a doctor, but the sick. I have not come to call the righteous, but sinners.”

Jesus Questioned About Fasting

18 Now John’s disciples and the Pharisees were fasting. Some people came and asked Jesus, “How is it that John’s disciples and the disciples of the Pharisees are fasting, but yours are not?”

19 Jesus answered, “How can the guests of the bridegroom fast while he is with them? They cannot, so long as they have him with them. 20 But the time will come when the bridegroom will be taken from them, and on that day they will fast.

21 “No one sews a patch of unshrunk cloth on an old garment. Otherwise, the new piece will pull away from the old, making the tear worse. 22 And no one pours new wine into old wineskins. Otherwise, the wine will burst the skins, and both the wine and the wineskins will be ruined. No, they pour new wine into new wineskins.”

Jesus Is Lord of the Sabbath

23 One Sabbath Jesus was going through the grainfields, and as his disciples walked along, they began to pick some heads of grain. 24 The Pharisees said to him, “Look, why are they doing what is unlawful on the Sabbath?”

25 He answered, “Have you never read what David did when he and his companions were hungry and in need? 26 In the days of Abiathar the high priest, he entered the house of God and ate the consecrated bread, which is lawful only for priests to eat. And he also gave some to his companions.”

27 Then he said to them, “The Sabbath was made for man, not man for the Sabbath. 28 So the Son of Man is Lord even of the Sabbath.”