Full List Of All Orthodox Churches In Nigeria (2023)

This article is about the full list of all Orthodox Churches in Nigeria currently in this year 2023, be they Greek or Coptic Orthodox Churches. According to Loveday Okafor, a seasoned theologian at the Greek Orthodox Church in Nigeria, The Orthodox mission in Nigeria began as a response to an ethnic need among the country’s hundreds of Greek immigrants. This is due to the fact that the Greek people’s religion is a significant part of their culture. Meanwhile, over 95 per cent of Greeks are Orthodox Christians, according to statistics.

Full List Of All Orthodox Churches In Nigeria

As a result, the Orthodox Church is inextricably woven with the life and culture of Greeks. One of Nigeria’s Greek luminaries, the Leventis Family, founded the first Orthodox community in 1966 with the sole intention of meeting their cultural demands. During this time, Mr. Anastasios Leventis built the first Orthodox Church and gave it the name Anastasios, which is the same as his name, meaning Resurrection and it became known as the Resurrection of Our Lord parish.

Ever since the church was erected, it has remained the centre and pivot of all Orthodox Christian communities within the country and in the neighbouring countries. It has over the years hosted priests and bishops, who visited intermittently and gradually used it as a springboard for their missionary activities. The community expanded and the faithful vehemently requested for a resident hierarch, so as to foster in deed her obligation of mission and evangelism. Few years later, it was made a diocese on November 24, 1997 and has since been placed under the spiritual care of Metropolitan Alexander Gianniris, who has since served as the ecclesiastical head of the Orthodox communities in Nigeria, Benin Republic, Niger and Togo.

On December 11, 1998, the Orthodox Church became a registered entity and sequel to the increasing number of the Nigerian Orthodox faithful, the Greek community decided in 1999 to relinquish the parish to the Diocese and it subsequently became predominantly Nigerian. Following these developments, the faithful craved to welcome their primate, the Greek Orthodox Patriarch of Alexandria and all Africa. In 2001, the Pope and Patriarch of Alexandria and all Africa Petros (Peter) the VII of blessed memory, became the first Orthodox patriarch to officially visit Nigeria, with the objective of consecrating the Church of the Resurrection of the Lord built by Mr. Anastasios Leventis and to bestow his blessings on the faithful.

Since that time, there has been an increase in the number of Orthodox Churches all over Nigeria and this has given rise to new parishes ever since. As we proceed, we will list all Orthodox Churches in Nigeria and their locations for you our esteemed readers to know just in case you are looking for one to attend closest to your area.


The following is a comprehensive list of all Orthodox Churches in Nigeria presently in this year 2023:

  • 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.

The Author

Maduawuchi Obialo

Maduawuchi Obialo is the founder of Nigerian Guide and the Editor-in-Chief at Nigerian Infopedia. He is a professional Web Content Developer and a Biochemist.


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  1. Many Thanks to the Author.

  2. Please is there an Orthodox seminary in Nigeria where they train future priests?

  3. Akokwa is not in Anambra state but in Imo state. It is Awo Idemili not Awo Idemiri

    1. Thank you Ceejay, the corrections have been made.

      1. What does it take for a Roman Catholic priest to become a Catholic Orthodox priest?

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