Metropolitan Church of Saints Raphael, Nicholas & Irene
Church Entrance: 14 Balintore Road, Rondebosch
Services for December 2018
Saturday 1st @ 9 am
Divine Liturgy in Afrikaans,
officiated by Archimandrite Fr Zacharias Van Wyk
officiated by Fr Danil Logovoy
Details of the services at the Cathedral of Saint George in Cape Town for November 2018 are available here.
Details of the services at the Church of the Dormition of the Mother of God in Port Elizabeth for August 2018 are available here
Details of the services at the Church of Saint George in East London
Details of the services at the Church of the Holy Trinity and Church of Saints Nicholas, Andrew and Gerasimos in Durban
Details of the services at the Church of the Holy Archangels Michael and Gabriel (Taxiarches) in George
Visit the Digital Chant Stand to find the texts (in English and Greek) for the Church’s services.
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Recent blog posts
- His Holiness Irinej Bulović Patriarch of the Serbian Orthodox Church visits Cape Town on OXI Day 2018
- St Mamma’s Day at the Metropolis of Good Hope-Cape Town, South Africa, Sunday 2 September 2018.
- Feast Day celebrations of Saints Cyril and Methodius – May 2018
- Celebrations in George – Church of the Holy Archangels, George, Southern Cape
- Service of the Veneration of the Cross – Church of St Mary of Egypt, Monastery of St John the Baptist, Robertson, Western Cape
- The Christmas Karavaki 2017 – Metropolis of Good Hope (Cape Town)
- St Mamas Annual Pets Blessing Day 2017 – Metropolis of Good Hope, Cape Town
- Feast Day celebrations of Saints Cyril and Methodius — Orthodox Centre, Cape Town.
Today’s readings & saints
Author Archives: Archbishopric of Good Hope
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
On Sunday 11 September, His Eminence Archbishop Sergios Metropolitan Bishop of Cape Town officiated at the Service of the Holy Eucharist together with Father Nikolaos Giamouridis and Deacon Father Michael Simos. The Service was followed by a Memorial Service for … Continue reading
Today, on the Sunday before the Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross, we hear Jesus’ words to Nicodemus, who had come to ask Him about salvation. And at the heart of this salvation that Jesus Christ came to … Continue reading