Jonah (Lwanga) of Kampala

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His Eminence, the Most Reverend '''Jonah (Lwanga)''' is the Archbishop of Kampala and All Uganda, in eastern 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, and completed his general education in Bulemezi and Kyaddondo, Uganda, from 1952 to 1964.  He then went on to study at the Ecclesiastical School of Crete until 1968, and followed with study in 1968 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, 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.
  
In 1981, he was ordained to the diaconate, and the year after, to the priesthood.  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.
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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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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.
  
==External link==
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*[http://www.greekorthodox-alexandria.org/index.php?module=content&cid=004001 Church of Alexandria]
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==Sources==
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*[http://www.orthodoxresearchinstitute.org/resources/hierarchs/alexandria/current/bio_jonah_metr_kampala.htm  ORI: Metropolitan Jonah of Kampala and All Uganda]
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*[http://www.greekorthodox-alexandria.org/index.php?module=content&cid=004001 Patriarchate of Alexandria Archdiocese List website]
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[[Category: Bishops]]

Revision as of 16:31, August 27, 2008

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, 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.

In 1981, he was ordained to the diaconate, and the year after, to the priesthood. He would then serve under Archbishop Anastasios (Yannoulatos) of Kenya as the dean of the Archbishop 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).

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
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Preceded by:
Theodoros Nankyamas
Archbishop of Kampala and All Uganda
1997-Present
Succeeded by:
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