Mission History  

The First Orthodox Temple dedicated to Virgin Mary, was founded at Antananarivo in 1947  from the local Greek community.

In 1964, the Temple's operations stopped. In 1994, Bishop Nektarios Kellis and his sister Nektaria Paradisi, commenced their missionary efforts. In 1997 the Bishopric of Madagascar is founded having Nektarios Kellis as it's first Bishop, who exhaustlessly and with studiousness, served for ten years. After his sudden death, his beatitude Pope and Patriarch Alexandria and All Africa Theodore II and the Holly Synod of Alexandria Patriarchate in 2004, have elected father Ignatios Sennis to be the Bishop of Madagascar, an experienced missionary due to his service in Calcuta, India. November, 14th 2004 he was consecrated Bishop in Alexandria from his beatitude Pope and Patriarch Alexandria and All Africa Theodore II. His enthronement in Madagascar's Bishopric took place in November, 28th 2004.

His Beatitude Theodoros II, Pope and Patriarch of Alexandria and All Africa

Father Ignatios Sennis, Bishop of Madagascar

His Beatitude Nektarios Kellis, the first Bishop of Madagascar