African King travels to Mt. Athos for Orthodox baptism

The Greek Orthodox faith has had a presence in the north of Africa for hundreds of years,

The Greek Orthodox faith has been growing in North Africa for centuries, and within the last century has managed to dip below the Sahara with increasing numbers. Various Greek diaspora have travelled the region in order to establish churches, to be included under the Patriarchate of Alexandria and all Africa.

An African tribal king, Tchiffi Zae Jean Gervais of the Krou chieftains in Côte d’Ivoire, is one of the newest additions to the Greek Orthodox faith.The ritual was accomplished last Thursday, with the tribal king taking the Christian name David.

The African king, who serves as the Permanent Secretary General of the Forum of Kinds, Princes, Sheiks, and Traditional Leaders of Africa as well as the Prime Chancellor of the United Kingdoms of Africa, travelled to the Monastery of Koutloumousiou at Mount Athos, in northeastern Greece, in order to be received into the Orthodox faith via the Holy Mystery of Baptism at the hands of Father Hieromonk Dionysius.


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