List Of All Orthodox Churches In Nigeria (2024)

Nigeria, noted for its rich cultural and religious diversity, is home to a thriving Greek and Coptic Orthodox Christian community. The presence of numerous Orthodox churches throughout the country demonstrates the ancient Christian tradition’s global reach. We will present a full list of all Greek and Coptic Orthodox churches spread across Nigeria in 2024 in this article, and we invite you to read on to learn more.

List Of All Orthodox Churches In Nigeria

The Nigerian Orthodox mission was founded in response to an ethnic need among the thousands of Greek immigrants living within the country. This is because religion plays a big influence in Greek culture. Statistics show that almost 95% of Greeks are Orthodox Christians. As a result, Greek culture and life are deeply entwined with the Orthodox Church. The Leventis Family, a prominent Greek family in Nigeria, established the first Orthodox community in 1966 with the express purpose of addressing their cultural demands.

The first Orthodox church was constructed during this period by Mr. Anastasios Leventis, who gave it the name Anastasios, meaning Resurrection. This church later came to be known as the Resurrection of Our Lord Parish. Since it was built, the church has served as the hub of all Orthodox Christian communities both within the country and in the neighbouring countries. Priests and Bishops have been making occasional visits to this church over the years, before eventually using it as a base for their missionary endeavours.

The faithful fervently demanded a resident hierarch as the community grew in order to support the community’s responsibility to mission and evangelization. A few years later, on November 24, 1997, it was elevated to the status of a diocese, and Metropolitan Alexander Gianniris was appointed to look after its spiritual needs. Since then, he has also served as the ecclesiastical leader of the Orthodox community in Nigeria, the Benin Republic, Niger, and Togo.

The Orthodox Church officially became a recognized entity on December 11, 1998. In response to the growing number of Nigerian Orthodox believers, the Greek community opted to hand over the parish to the Diocese in 1999, and as a result, it became predominantly Nigerian. The faithful were eager to receive their primate, the Greek Orthodox Patriarch of Alexandria and all of Africa, as a result of these developments.

The Church of the Resurrection of the Lord, which was built by Mr. Anastasios Leventis, was consecrated and blessed by the Pope and Patriarch of Alexandria and All Africa Petros (Peter) the VII, of blessed memory, in 2001. He was the first official Orthodox patriarch to visit Nigeria. Since then, there has been a growth in the number of Orthodox churches throughout Nigeria, which has led to the creation of new parishes. To help you, find a Greek or Coptic Orthodox church in your neighbourhood, we will list all of Nigeria’s Orthodox churches along with their addresses as we go along.


Below is a detailed list of all Orthodox Churches in Nigeria this 2024:

  • Saint Apostle Varnavas Orthodox Church, Abonnema, Rivers State
  • Saint Seraphim of Sarov Orthodox Church, Port Harcourt, Rivers State
  • Saint Archangel Michael Orthodox Church, Uli, Anambra Nigeria
  • Saint Anthony Orthodox Church, Akokwa, Imo, Nigeria
  • Holy Cross Orthodox Church, Akokwa, Imo, Nigeria
  • Saint Moses the Black Orthodox Church, Agbilagba, Anambra, Nigeria
  • Saint Basil Orthodox Church, Etti, Ananka, Orumba North, Anambra, Nigeria
  • Dormition of Mary Orthodox Cathedral, Nanka, Anambra, Nigeria
  • Saint Nicholas Orthodox Church, Enugwu Agidi, Anambra, Nigeria
  • Saint John Chrysostom Orthodox Church, Ifite Awka, Anambra, Nigeria
  • Christ The Saviour Orthodox Church, Ihiala, Anambra, Nigeria
  • Saints Apostle Peter and Paul Orthodox Church, Ihiala, Anambra, Nigeria
  • Transfiguration of our Saviour Orthodox Church, Ihiala, Anambra, Nigeria
  • Saints Archangels Orthodox Church, Neni, Anambra, Nigeria
  • Saint Mark Orthodox Church, Onitsha, Anambra, Nigeria
  • Saint John the Prodrome Orthodox Church, Ozubulu, Anambra, Nigeria
  • Saint Gregory the Theologian Orthodox Church, Uga, Anambra, Nigeria
  • Saint Ignasius the Theophoros Orthodox Church, Ukpor, Anambra, Nigeria
  • All Saints Orthodox Church, Umudioka, Anambra, Nigeria
  • Saint Nectaire Orthodox Church, Gboko, Benue, Nigeria
  • The Ecumenical Orthodox Church, Benue, Nigeria
  • Annunciation of the Theotokos Orthodox Church, Benin City, Edo, Nigeria
  • Saint Christopher Orthodox Church, Awo Idemili, Imo, Nigeria
  • Saint John Chrysostom Orthodox Church, Owu Amakohia, Imo, Nigeria
  • Saint Apostle Peter Orthodox Chapel, Festac Town, Lagos, Nigeria
  • Saint Anthony Orthodox Ecclesiastical Seminary, Lagos, Nigeria
  • Saint Anthony The Great Orthodox Monastery, Lagos, Nigeria
  • Saint Apostle Andrew Orthodox Monastery, Tarkwa Bay, Lagos, Nigeria
  • Cathedral Church of Saints Peter and Paul (Orthodox Anglican Communion), Oregun, Lagos, Nigeria
  • Resurrection of Our Saviour Orthodox Cathedral, Victoria Island, Lagos, Nigeria
  • Saint Anthony Orthodox Chapel, Victoria Island, Lagos, Nigeria
  • Saint Mark Coptic Orthodox Church, Victoria Island, Lagos, Nigeria
  • Saint Stephen Indian Orthodox Church, Ilupeju, Lagos, Nigeria
  • Orthodox Archdiocese of Nigeria, Mushin, Lagos, Nigeria
  • Cathedral Church of the Resurrection of the Lord, Ebute Metta, Lagos, Nigeria
  • Orthodox Christian Mission Centre, Lagos, Nigeria
  • Saint George Coptic Orthodox Church, Calabar, Cross River, Nigeria
  • Saint Mary Coptic Orthodox Church, Akansco, Cross River, Nigeria
  • Saint Mark Coptic Orthodox Church, Akpabuyo, Cross River, Nigeria
  • Byzantine Orthodox Church, Magboro-Owode, Ogun, Nigeria
  • Universal Orthodox Church, Sagamu, Ogun, Nigeria
  • Genuine Orthodox Church of Nigeria, Ogun, Nigeria
  • Saint John’s Orthodox Church, Ibadan, Oyo, Nigeria
  • Saint Andrew Orthodox Community, Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, Nigeria
  • Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church, Abuja, Nigeria
  • Orthodox Church of Saint Dionysius, Borno, Nigeria.

Ezeh Emmanuella

Ezeh Emmanuella is an information enthusiast and the Editor of Nigerian Search Guide. She loves to answer search queries on everything Nigeria. She is also the brain behind Ellacious Designs, an emerging fashion brand in Nigeria today.

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  1. Debbie says:

    Please I want the orthodox churches and the indigenous churches separately

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