How Christianity Came to Africa: Blacks of the Ancient Mediterranean

Between 10,500 to 7,300 BC, the area known today as the Saharah Desert was lush and habitable due to monsoonal rains falling on the land. There were enough waterways and wetlands to support crocodiles, hippopotamuses, and other aquatic beast as well as terrestrial creatures such as elephants and lions. Animal herders from the Nile River … More How Christianity Came to Africa: Blacks of the Ancient Mediterranean

July Meeting: Carthage and the Faith of Outsiders

The Brotherhood of St. Moses in Virginia met on July 24th at St. Basil Orthodox Church in Hampton to pray the Canon of Racial Reconciliation and a small Compline.  For a reflection of early African Christianity, I pointed to Carthage.  For those who forgot, or paid no attention in high school world history; Carthage was … More July Meeting: Carthage and the Faith of Outsiders

St. Moses Conference: Advice from the Bishop

The 23rd  Annual Conference fo the Brotherhood of St. Moses the Black was held  at the Joy of All Who Sorrow Orthodox Church in Indianapolis last weekend.  I had a lively drive with Sarah Motley and Johanna Hargraves from Charlottesville.  I was excited to be there serving as a member of the National Board and one … More St. Moses Conference: Advice from the Bishop

A Blessed Timket

Many blessings to the Ethiopian Tehwado Orthodox Church in Celebration of Timket.  This African version of Epiphany is perhaps one of the most lively celebrations of any kind anywhere in the world.  Unlike the drunken revelries of  Carnival or Mardi Gras which have been hijacked from their religious intent, Timket is welded to it’s Christian … More A Blessed Timket