On Thursday, 7 December 2023, His Grace Bishop Silvester of Jinja and Eastern Uganda presided over the service of laying of the foundation stone for the construction of a primary school in Budhebera – Mayuge right after the consecration of the new place of worship. This being one of the strategic focus areas is Education and Community Development to ensure inclusive and equitable education and promote life-long learning opportunities for all.
The Diocese of Jinja and Eastern Uganda wishes to thank all the people who attended the glorious event to witness the marking of indelible memories in the people of Mayuge and the surrounding areas; the clergy especially, Archmandrite Prodromos – the Abbot of St Paraskevi Monastery, Father Emmanuel Kiwanuka from Kampala Archdiocese; political leaders and local religious leaders of different denominations.
His Grace Bishop Silvester assigned the Vicar General Rev Fr Chrysostom Koolya the role of Parish Priest of the new Parish dedicated to all Holy Unmercenaries; Cosmas & Damian, Cyrus & John, Pantaleimon, Tryphon, Sampson the Inkeeper, Diomedes, Julianos, Ermolaos, and so on.
With the fear of God, with Faith and Love; the Sacred Mysteries that were performed will leave a lasting mark on the spiritual lives of the Orthodox people of Budhebera and Mayuge Town at large.
Source: Uganda Orthodox Church – Holy Diocese of Jinja and Eastern Uganda