• Celebration of 100 Years of Orthodoxy in Uganda at Lubya Hill
    Holy Liturgy during the Celebration of 100 years of Orthodox Christianity in Uganda at Lubya Hill - Lubaga Division

Welcome to Uganda Orthodox Church

Uganda Orthodox Church

Uganda is the first country below south of the Sahara on the African continent where the Orthodox faith germinated among the indigenous Africans in 1929. Gradually, the faith was echoed to many parts of the country from central Buganda to the East, North, West, and beyond in Eastern Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda and Burundi.

The government of Uganda recognized the Orthodox faith in 1946. Currently, the Orthodox faith in Uganda consists of Three (3) Hierarchical administrative structures which include the Holy Metropolis of Kampala headed by His Eminence Metropolitan Jeronymos Muzeeyi, the Holy Diocese of Gulu and Northern Uganda headed by His Grace Bishop Nektarios Kabuye and the Holy Diocese of Jinja and Eastern Uganda headed by His Grace Bishop Silvester Kisitu. The headquarters of the Orthodox Church in Uganda is located at Namungoona a suburb of the capital city Kampala (6kms on Hoima road).

The clergy consists of a team of over 76 priests and 5 deacons. There are over 100 communities, 41 brick and mortars churches, 17 medical clinics and 1 hospital; Orthodox Church Mission Hospital (Holy Cross ).


Metropolitan Bartholomew of Polyana and Kilkis Visits Jinja Diocese

Metropolitan Bartholomew entering Holy Resurrection Cathedral On the afternoon of Friday 5 July 2024, His Eminence Metropolitan Bartholomew of Polyana ...

Groundbreaking works at St Andrew Orthodox mission center – Nkonge, Mukono

Initially started in the 1960 by the Late Archbishop Theodoros Nankyama and late Fr. Elias Buzinde, the Orthodox community of ...
Metropolitan Kilkis Uganda

Metropolitan Bartholomew of Kilkis on Mission Visit to Uganda

Metropolitan of Kilkis Received at St Nicholas Cathedral Namungoona, Uganda His Eminence Metropolitan Bartholomew of Polyana and Kilkis in Greece ...

Metropolitan Jeronymos on Water and Environment for Climate-Resilient Development

Clear Air, Clear Water. Credit: Michael Foley/ CC BY-NC-ND 2.0 / Flickr His Eminence Metropolitan Jeronymos Muzeeyi of Kampala delivered ...

Orthodox Mission of the Gulu Diocese in Karamoja Sub Region

His Grace Bishop Nektarios of Gulu with residents during the drilling of a borehole in the Karamoja region of Amudat ...

Bishop Innocentios of Burundi and Rwanda Relieved of his Duties as Metropolitan of Burundi and Rwanda

Metropolitan Innocentios receiving Patriarch Theodoros II in Burundi Photo Credit: HristosInAfrica.org During the recent visit of His Beatitude Pope and ...

Feast of Presentation of the Theotokos and Launch of Family Day

Today November 21 which is the glorious day of the Presentation / Entrance of the Theotokos into the Temple, His ...
Saint Nektarios Patriarch Sphoronios Alexandria

Story Behind Photo of Saint Nektarios and Patriarch Sophronios IV of Alexandria

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