2014 Ghana Teaching Team
Traveling From: 8/6/2014 to 8/17/2014; Team Cost: $1400*
Teaching Team – Accra & Peki
Celebrate the 25 year anniversary of the Holy Transfiguration Orthodox Cathedral in Accra and travel to the village of Peki to teach basic Orthodox catechism and encourage this mission parish. The 25 year anniversary is the year of the “Renewal of Orthodoxy in Ghana.”
Teach the Orthodox Faith to catechists, Sunday school teachers and parishioners in Peki, Ghana where English is the official language. This Team will help equip the faithful of Peki with a deeper understanding of Orthodoxy to help them understand and defend their faith, teachings and dogma.
The Orthodox Church is the only faith not associated with colonialism in Ghana and this Team will be part of the continued growth of this young Church. In 1982, Ghana was canonically received into the Orthodox Patriarchate of Alexandria. The Cathedral was constructed in 1989 with the aid of an Orthodox Mission Team. The Holy Archdiocese of Ghana was established in 1997 and His Eminence Savvas was elected Metropolitan of Ghana at the end of 2012. In its jurisdiction it includes the countries of Ghana, Ivory Coast, Burkina Faso and Mali.
Ghana is home to a wide diversity of people groups, rapidly entering a modern and fast paced world. On the one side, people may still be seen in traditional clothing and adhering to the old traditions, but many now have access to cell phones and internet. Ghanaians are divided into 75 different ethnic groups. Although the 2010 census reported that over 70% of the Ghanaians population is Christian, Islam (in the north) and traditional religions are second and third in percentage of adherents.
Volunteers with a firm grasp of the Orthodox Faith and the ability to teach are encouraged to apply!
Celebrate the renewal of Orthodoxy in Ghana.
Dates: August 3 – August 18, 2014 (new dates)
Cost: $1,400 + airfare