Category Archives: Feasts

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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8th Anniversary of the Consecration of the Church of the Holy Archangels – George, Southern Cape

On Saturday 14 May His Eminence Archbishop Sergios officiated at a Vespers Service and on Sunday 15 May, at the Service of the Holy Eucharist which was followed by an Artoclasia. With him were  Father Elefterios Konakas, parish priest in Welkom and … Continue reading

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Palm Sunday

Today we enter the most sacred week of the Church’s year. Yesterday we celebrated the raising of Lazarus from the dead, showing Christ’s authority over death. Today, we commemorate His triumphant entry into Jerusalem, showing His identity as King and … Continue reading

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Lazarus Saturday

This coming Saturday is Lazarus Saturday, and, together with Palm Sunday, marks the transition from Lent to Holy Week. Both Lazarus Saturday and Palm Sunday are public events that announce the triumph of Christ and serve as triggers to the … Continue reading

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Archbishop Sergios visits Robertson

On Sunday, 17 April, the Sunday of Saint Mary of Egypt, His Eminence Archbishop Sergios visited the Chapel of Saint Mary of Egypt at Bedehuis Bethanië near Robertson, where he officiated at the Divine Liturgy for the Sunday of Saint … Continue reading

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His Eminence Archbishop Sergios Metropolitan Bishop of Cape Town travels to the Free State

Service of the Great Vespers with the 2nd Stanza of the Salutations to the all-holy mother of God – Church of the Dormition of the mother of God, Welkom  On Friday 25 March His Eminence oArchbishop Sergios Metropolitan Bishop 0f … Continue reading

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The Sunday of St Gregory Palamas

Today, on the second Sunday of Great Lent, the Church commemorates St Gregory Palamas. In a way this forms a direct continuation with the Triumph of Orthodoxy that we celebrated last week. For, in recognizing the role of Saint Gregory … Continue reading

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