Author Archives: Archbishopric of Good Hope

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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12 th Memorial Service held for the late Patriarch Petros VII – Cathedral of St George, Cape Town

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

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The Son of Man Must be Lifted Up

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

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The Nativity of the Most Holy Theotokos

Today we celebrate the birth of the Mother of God, or Theotokos, one of the twelve Great Feasts of the Church. Most of the direct references to her birth come from one of the apocryphal gospels, the Protoevangelium of James, … Continue reading

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