Author Archives: Archbishopric of Good Hope

Feast Day celebrations of Saints Cyril and Methodius — Orthodox Centre, Cape Town.

On Sunday 21 May 2017 the Service of the Holy Eucharist and an Artoclasia in honour of  the Feast Day of Saints Cyril and Methodius was held, at the Cathedral of Saint George in Woodstock, Cape Town.  His Eminence Archbishop … Continue reading

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Official visit from The Greek Deputy Minister of foreign affairs to Cape Town, South Africa

The Greek deputy minister of foreign affairs visited paid an official visit to Cape Town after having visited The Patriarchate of Alexandria and Ethiopia. At the start of his stay in Cape Town he visited the Metropolis of Good Hope … Continue reading

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St Georges Sunday school Christmas Karavaki 2016- Archbisnhopric of Good Hope, Cape Town, South Africa

“The Church is like a boat, even if you forget yourself and fall asleep, it will still take you to the other side.’’ Saint Paisios of The Holy Mountain  Once again the air was alive with the sounds of little voices … Continue reading

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The Port Elizabeth Hellenic Community celebrates 80 years! 

The Hellenic Community of Port Elizabeth comprising approximately 250 family members or 800 people is one of the oldest Greek enclaves in South Africa and this year they are celebrating the establishment of their community 80 years ago! So it was Xronia … Continue reading

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A cameo history of the Port Elizabeth Hellenic Community

This long-standing bastion of the Hellenic community in South Africa was established 80 years ago by immigrants from the Motherlands of Greece and Cyprus, seeking to find ways of making a living and helping their families back home, after the … Continue reading

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Feast Day celebrations of St Sergios and St Bacchus and St Sergius of Radonezh – Metropolitan Church of Saints Raphael, Nicholas and Irene, Cape Town.

The Vespers Service for the Feast Day of Saint Sergios and Saint Bacchus and Saint Sergius of Radonezh was held on Thursday 6 October. His Eminence Archbishop Sergios officiated at the service, which included an Artoclasia for the saints, beside … Continue reading

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Love Your Enemies…

Today, on the Second Sunday of Luke, we hear Jesus’ challenging words about loving our enemies. He starts by saying that we should treat others as we would wish to be treated. This so-called “Golden Rule” is found in various … Continue reading

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The Fear of God

Today we hear Saint Luke’s account of the miraculous catch of fish. The disciples had been fishing all night, but had caught nothing. However, when Jesus instructed them to “Launch out into the deep and let down your nets for … Continue reading

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Whoever Loses their Life will Save it

Today, on the Sunday after the feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross, we hear Jesus’ challenging words about cross in our own lives. By His victory over death on the Cross, Jesus Christ has conquered death and has … Continue reading

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The Exaltation of the Holy & Life-giving Cross

Today we celebrate the Great Feast of the Exaltation of the Cross. On this day we commemorate two specific incidents. The first is the finding of the Cross upon which Christ was crucified by the Empress Helena during her travels … Continue reading

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