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George (Gathuna) of Nitria

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[[File:George (Gathuna) of Nitria.jpg|right|thumb|320px|His Grace, Bishop George (Gathuna) of Nitria.]]His Grace Bishop '''George Arthur Gathuna''' (Γεώργιος Άρθουρ Γκαντούνα; ), 1905 - July 16, 1987) , was the bishop of [[w:Nitria|Nitria]] of the [[Archdiocese of Kenya]] from 1973-1979 under the [[Church of Alexandria]].
== Biography ==
In June 1937 he was ordained as a priest by Bishop [[Daniel William Alexander]].
In the 1930s a spontaneous movement of indigenous Africans towards the Orthodox Church began in Uganda under the leadership of a former Anglican, [[Reuben Spartas]]. In 1946 the fathers Spartas and Obadiah visiting Kenya. On their own autonomous motivation the "African Orthodox Church of Kenya" comes came into communion with the Patriarchate of Alexandria and the head of this Church Arthur Kaduna was ordained the first Kenyan Orthodox priest named George.
Also in the 1950s, fought, along with many orthodox priests in the movement for independence from colonial Kenya (At the same time, the protestant and catholic priests called the uprising a rebellion of pagans and savages). Kaduna spent 10 years in prison, along with leader of the Kikuyu tribe and country's future president [[w:Jomo Kenyatta|Jomo Kenyatta]].
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