Category Archives: Feasts

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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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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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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Sunday 4 September – Saint Mamas Day – Annual blessing of household pets – Archbishopric of Good Hope, Cape Town

Sunday 4 September With a woof woof here, and a miaow miaow there, a pony and kiddies everywhere, we celebrated our seventh annual St Mamas Pets Blessing Day on Sunday 4 September, in the grounds of the Metropolis in Rondebosch, … Continue reading

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Feast Day of Saint Kosmas Aitolos – Cathedral of Saint George, Cape Town

On Sunday 28 August an Artoclasia was held after the Service of the Holy Eucharist in honour of Saint Kosmas Aitolos, who is also the patron Saint of the Hellenic School in Cape Town. His Eminence Archbishop Sergios, Metropolitan of Good Hope officiated at the Service of … Continue reading

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Feast Day of the Dormition of the Mother of God – Church of the Dormition of the Mother of God, Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape

On Sunday 14 August, His Eminence Archbishop Sergios Metropolitan Bishop of Cape Town officiated at the Service of the Great Vespers in anticipaton of the Feast Day of the Dormition of the Mother of God. He was joined by parish … Continue reading

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Service of the Holy Eucharist – Church of the Holy Archangels, George, Northern Cape

Sunday 14 August The Hellenic Community of George have not had a priest for a while and on Sunday morning 14 August His Eminence Archbishop Sergios officiated at the Service of the Holy Eucharist which included an Artoclasia for the … Continue reading

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The Dormition of the Holy Theotokos

Tomorrow, 15 August, we celebrate the great feast of the Dormition, or falling asleep, of the Most Holy Theotokos. At Vespers we sing: “The source of life is laid in the grave and her tomb becomes a ladder to heaven.” … Continue reading

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The Transfiguration of the Lord

Today we celebrate the Feast of the Transfiguration, one of the twelve Great Feasts of the Church. The Gospel for the Feast (Matthew 17:1-9) tells us how Jesus took the Apostles Peter, James and John with Him up a mountain, … Continue reading

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Celebrating the Feast of Pentecost – Cathedral of St George, Cape Town

On Sunday 19 June, Protobresbyter Nikoloas officiated at the Service for the Feast of Holy Pentecost at the Cathedraal of Saint George’ in Cape Town, together with Deacon father Michael Simos and Deacon Nicholas Esterhuizen. This milestone feast in the … Continue reading

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