Jonah (Lwanga) of Kampala

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His Eminence, the Most Reverend '''Jonah (Lwanga)''' is the Archbishop of Kampala and All Uganda, in central Africa, part of the [[Church of Alexandria]].  His see is Kampala, with jurisdiction over all Uganda.
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His Eminence, the Most Reverend '''Jonah (Lwanga)''' is the Archbishop of Kampala and All Uganda, in central Africa, part of the [[Church of Alexandria]].  His [[see]] is Kampala, with [[jurisdiction]] over all Uganda.
  
 
==Biography==
 
==Biography==
The future Archbishop was born in Degeya in 1945 to an Orthodox family, with Fr Obadiah Kabanda Basajakitalo as his grandfather, and completed his general education in Bulemezi and Kyaddondo, Uganda, from 1952 to 1964, going in the same year to study at the Ecclesiastical School of Crete until 1968, immediately followed with study at the University of Athens, graduating in 1978 with a degree in Theology and Philosophy.
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The future Archbishop was born in Degeya in 1945 to an Orthodox family. Fr. Obadiah Kabanda Basajakitalo was his grandfather. From 1952 to 1964, he completed his general education in Bulemezi and Kyaddondo, Uganda and then departed that year to study at the Ecclesiastical School of Crete, until 1968. Immediately following graduation from the Ecclesiastical School he continued studies at the University of Athens, graduating in 1978 with a degree in Theology and Philosophy.
  
In 1981, he was ordained to the diaconate, and the year after, to the priesthood.  He would then serve under [[Archbishop]] [[Anastasios (Yannoulatos) of Tirana|Anastasios (Yannoulatos)]] of Kenya as the dean of the Archbishop [[Makarios III (Mouskos) of Cyprus|Makarios III]] Patriarchal [[Seminary]] and, during this time, was elevated to [[archimandrite]]. On the 27th of January, 1992, he was consecrated at the Bishop of Bukoba; and on the 12th of May, 1997, he was elected by the Holy Synod as Archbishop of Kampala and All Uganda, succeeding [[Metropolitan]] [[Theodoros (Nankyamas) of Kampala|Theodoros (Nankyamas)]].
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In 1981, he was [[ordination|ordained]] to the [[diaconate]], followed the next year by ordination to the priesthood.  He then served under [[Archbishop]] [[Anastasios (Yannoulatos) of Tirana|Anastasios (Yannoulatos)]] of Kenya as the dean of the Archbishop [[Makarios III (Mouskos) of Cyprus|Makarios III]] Patriarchal [[Seminary]]. During this time, he was elevated to [[archimandrite]]. On [[January 27]], 1992, he was consecrated Bishop of Bukoba. On [[May 12]], 1997, he was elected by the Holy Synod as Archbishop of Kampala and All Uganda, succeeding [[Metropolitan]] [[Theodoros (Nankyamas) of Kampala|Theodoros (Nankyamas)]].
  
 
During 1999, His Eminence Jonah made a lecture tour in the United States in which he described his experiences and struggles as a [[missionary]] in Uganda. He visited over 18 [[parish]]es throughout the United States.  
 
During 1999, His Eminence Jonah made a lecture tour in the United States in which he described his experiences and struggles as a [[missionary]] in Uganda. He visited over 18 [[parish]]es throughout the United States.  
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His Eminence, the Most Reverend Jonah (Lwanga) is the Archbishop of Kampala and All Uganda, in central Africa, part of the Church of Alexandria. His see is Kampala, with jurisdiction over all Uganda.

Biography

The future Archbishop was born in Degeya in 1945 to an Orthodox family. Fr. Obadiah Kabanda Basajakitalo was his grandfather. From 1952 to 1964, he completed his general education in Bulemezi and Kyaddondo, Uganda and then departed that year to study at the Ecclesiastical School of Crete, until 1968. Immediately following graduation from the Ecclesiastical School he continued studies at the University of Athens, graduating in 1978 with a degree in Theology and Philosophy.

In 1981, he was ordained to the diaconate, followed the next year by ordination to the priesthood. He then served under Archbishop Anastasios (Yannoulatos) of Kenya as the dean of the Archbishop Makarios III Patriarchal Seminary. During this time, he was elevated to archimandrite. On January 27, 1992, he was consecrated Bishop of Bukoba. On May 12, 1997, he was elected by the Holy Synod as Archbishop of Kampala and All Uganda, succeeding Metropolitan Theodoros (Nankyamas).

During 1999, His Eminence Jonah made a lecture tour in the United States in which he described his experiences and struggles as a missionary in Uganda. He visited over 18 parishes throughout the United States.

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Jonah (Lwanga) of Kampala
Preceded by:
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Bishop of Bukoba (Tanzania)
1992-1997
Succeeded by:
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Preceded by:
Theodoros (Nankyamas)
Archbishop of Kampala and All Uganda
1997-Present
Succeeded by:
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