Archdiocese of Brazzaville
The Holy Archdiocese of Brazzaville and Gabon and Atlantic Africa is a diocese under the jurisdiction of the Greek Orthodox Patriarchate of Alexandria and All Africa. The territory of the diocese includes the parishes and missions located in the nations of Republic of the Congo, also known as Congo-Brazzaville, and Gabon, officially the Gabonese Republic. Its seat is in the city of Brazzaville.
In 2004, Archimandrite Theologos (Chrysanthakopoulos) was assigned the responsibility for the mission in Congo Brazzaville which at that time was part of the Archdiocese of Central Africa. The mission was established as the Diocese of Brazzaville and Gabon under the archdioceses of Central Africa and Cameroon by a Patriarchal and Synodal Decree on October 7, 2010 by the Holy Synod of the Patriarchate of Alexandria. On October 24, 2017 the bishopric of Brazzaville was elevated to an archdiocese.
A diocesan center has been developed in the city of Pointe Noire, where the Churches of St. Dimitrios the Myroblete and Ascension of the Lord have been completed. The Churches of St. Irene and St. Nicholas, as well as the orphanage, “Agios Efstathios”, have been established in the city of Dolisie. In the town of Nkayi the Church of the Transfiguration of the Saviour has also been completed.
In Gabon during 2007, then under the jurisdiction of the Archdiocese of Cameroon, a missionary group organized the first community of indigenous Orthodox Christians in the city of Libreville and has initiated the building of the Church of St. Dimitrios.
- Panteleimon (Arathymos) 2012–Present
Categories > Church History
Categories > Church History > Canon Law > Ecclesiology > Jurisdictions > Dioceses
Categories > Church History > Canon Law > Ecclesiology > Jurisdictions > Dioceses > Alexandria Patriarchate Dioceses
Categories > Places > Orthodoxy by country > Orthodoxy in Africa