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The African tour train Tales

The African tour train Tales

A Christian podcast that talks about stories about Christianity in Africa. A Product of Bloom Radio

Episodes

  • First female Anglican Bishop in East and Central Africa. First female Anglican Bishop in East and Central Africa. Play in Edifi Player

    First female Anglican Bishop in East and Central Africa.

    Today we look at the story of one amazing female clergy by the name of Canon Emily Awino Onyango. She made history by becoming the first female Anglican Bishop in East and Central Africa. When she was appointed Assistant Bishop in the Diocese of Bondo. Cannon Emily’s appointment was unanimous by the special synod board of the diocese of Bondo. She obtained her doctorate from the University of Wales in the United Kingdom and worked under Professor J Lonsdale on the history of women’s education …

  • First-ever female Anglican Church of Kenya, Bishop Rose Nerea First-ever female Anglican Church of Kenya, Bishop Rose Nerea Play in Edifi Player

    First-ever female Anglican Church of Kenya, Bishop Rose Nerea

    12th September 2021 is a day to be remembered and celebrated for years to come as the Anglican Church of Kenya ordained and consecrated the First-ever female Bishop. Rt. Rev. Rose Nereya Okeno became the First Female Diocesan Bishop in the History of the Anglican Church of Kenya. This is considered a very huge milestone within the church as most top clergy positions go to men. Bishop Rose has a background in Human resource management started out as an office administrator, planning and …

  • Agricultural Monastic Community Of Togo. Agricultural Monastic Community Of Togo. Play in Edifi Player

    Agricultural Monastic Community Of Togo.

    Today’s tale takes us to Dzogbegan Monastery in Togo. This Monastic community was founded by French Fathers in 1961 and they allow guests to sleep here and also dine with monks. The monastery has a picturesque environment and you are guaranteed your peace and can also join in on the daily prayers. The Abbey en -cancalcat monks from France were sent to Togo to set up a monastery and grow the monk community in 1961, the monks were successful as they had constructed monastery buildings in a year. …

  • Holy Family Minor Basilica Cathedral The 1st Stone Building In Nairobi - Kenya Holy Family Minor Basilica Cathedral The 1st Stone Building In Nairobi - Kenya Play in Edifi Player

    Holy Family Minor Basilica Cathedral The 1st Stone Building In Nairobi - Kenya

    Today’s tale takes us to Nairobi, the capital of Kenya, which was known as the swampy lands back in the 1800s before the city’s development started during and after the completion of the railway line. We are looking at the Holy Family Minor Basilica cathedral, the Headquarters of the Catholic church in Kenya, and also the first stone building in Nairobi. Catholic church missionaries took advantage of the increasing number of settlers as a result of the railway construction and created a space …

  • Saint Austins Parish, The Birthplace Of Coffee In Kenya Saint Austins Parish, The Birthplace Of Coffee In Kenya Play in Edifi Player

    Saint Austins Parish, The Birthplace Of Coffee In Kenya

    Today we look at Saint Austin’s parish of the Holy Ghost Fathers situated in the Lavington area and also home to Saint Mary’s school and the birthplace of arabica coffee farming. The Holy Ghost fathers from France also known as Spiritans, came to Kenya hoping to establish missions, convert Africans into Christianity and end the slave trade. However, their mission along the coast was not very successful, as their fight against the slave trade led to the death of their missionaries since the …

  • Saint Stephen’s Cathedral Kenya, Home Of African Gospel Artistry. Saint Stephen’s Cathedral Kenya, Home Of African Gospel Artistry. Play in Edifi Player

    Saint Stephen’s Cathedral Kenya, Home Of African Gospel Artistry.

    Saint Stephen’s Church is home to some of the best Gospel artists in the country. The history of the home of African gospel inspiration dates back to 1903 when the church's foundation was laid, and timber with metal sheet roof structure was put up where the Kenyan parliament stands today. When Kenya gained her independence in 1963, the choir at saint Stephen’s church was tasked with performing their well-choreographed choral pieces to celebrate the special day that would forever change the …

  • Meaning behind African Independent Pentecostal Church of Africa (AIPCA) Tri-Bar Cross Meaning behind African Independent Pentecostal Church of Africa (AIPCA) Tri-Bar Cross Play in Edifi Player

    Meaning behind African Independent Pentecostal Church of Africa (AIPCA) Tri-Bar Cross

    Today we look at the African Independent Pentecostal Church of Africa’s cross. Abbreviated as AIPCA, it rose in defiance of the missionaries’ teachings, a section of the natives realized there was an abundance of similarities between the God the white man was preaching and the God they adored traditionally. The church has a peculiar cross or non-traditional from the usual Latin cross. Listen to find out more about the meaning behind the Tri-Bar Cross

  • Kalamba, Cradle of the African Inland Church. Kalamba, Cradle of the African Inland Church. Play in Edifi Player

    Kalamba, Cradle of the African Inland Church.

    Today’s tale takes us to the Eastern Region of Kenya, we are at the Cradle of the African Inland Church. The African Inland church was born out of the mission works of the African Inland mission under the leadership of one Peter Cameron Scott. He got his vision to start the African Inland Mission in Africa after visiting David Livingstone’s grave, an explorer and missionary respected and adored the world over.

  • Othodox Christmas in Egypt and Ethiopia Othodox Christmas in Egypt and Ethiopia Play in Edifi Player

    Othodox Christmas in Egypt and Ethiopia

    Njoki Kahihu travels to Egypt and Ethiopia to continue with Christmas celebrations there since they follow the Julian calendar. Christians from these two countries celebrated Christmas on January 7th, 2022.

  • St Teresa Kibuye Church St Teresa Kibuye Church Play in Edifi Player

    St Teresa Kibuye Church

    Njoki Kahihu takes a train ride to the western part of Kenya in a small town called Kibuye to talk to us about a Catholic church built by the community who brought bricks as an offering to help build the building.

  • “Old man beggar” Christmas story in Liberia “Old man beggar” Christmas story in Liberia Play in Edifi Player

    “Old man beggar” Christmas story in Liberia

    Like many other Christians around the world, Liberians decorate, sing carols, and exchange gifts. Those with means are expected to share with their neighbors, friends, family, and those in need because giving is a tenet of Christianity. However, if you are of means and you don’t share with those that lack you risk getting in the sardonic ways of Old man Beggar...Liberians consider him Santa’s Sidekick instead of distributing gifts he puts on a witty and satirical performance that delivers a …

  • Isombe Christmas in Rwanda Isombe Christmas in Rwanda Play in Edifi Player

    Isombe Christmas in Rwanda

    It is not Christmas in Rwanda without Isombe, this is a meal consisting of mashed cassava leaves and green bananas cooked in tomato sauce. Here Christmas celebrations commence on the eve of Christmas and sidewalks are filled with people making their way to church, the night mass is filled with prayers and beautiful traditional Christmas hymns sang in Kinyarwanda.  For most in Rwanda, this is a day of prayer, relaxation, and eating kebabs. Grilled beef or goat, fried potatoes, and rice will be …

  • The Nigerian 12 days of Christmas The Nigerian 12 days of Christmas Play in Edifi Player

    The Nigerian 12 days of Christmas

    Christmas in Nigeria is a big deal however the energy and effort put into planning for this celebration is dependent on the economic situation just before the start of the festivities. The Nigerian 12 days of Christmas outlines all the meals prepared and served during the festive period, the official cuisine comprises fried rice and Jollof rice with stew alongside chicken and turkey.

  • Mali 30 hours of Christmas Mali 30 hours of Christmas Play in Edifi Player

    Mali 30 hours of Christmas

    Njoki Kahihu starts African Christmas tales looking at Mali as it is the most wonderful time of the year there as some people spend well over 30 hours in church. It all begins with an all-night service on Christmas eve which includes worship, preaching, and items performed by different groups including children and young people.