Since September 23, 1997 (on this day a diocese in Madagascar was established), the island of Mauritius was included in the diocese of Madagascar.
Orthodoxy here began to spread only in 2000, thanks to the joint efforts of two local residents: Richard Lessage and Elena Bardi.
With the blessing of Bishop Nektarios (Kellis) this year (2000) an Orthodox community was organized, consisting of more than 50 people. They got together and studied the gospel, prayers, preparing to be baptized. The charter of this Church appeared on October 9, 2000. The church was officially recognized by the government.
In 2000, from December 15 to 22, the reigning bishop Nektarii paid an official visit to the island. The bishop was engaged in the catechesis of the first Orthodox islands. He also paid visits to the country's officials. Later announced were baptized. The Divine Liturgy was served in English.
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