Metropolitan Church of Saints Raphael, Nicholas & Irene
Church Entrance: 14 Balintore Road, Rondebosch
Saturday 1 April
Afrikaans Divine Liturgy
15 April, 9 am
English Divine Liturgy
Details of the services at the Cathedral of Saint George in Cape Town for April 2017 are available here.
Visit the Digital Chant Stand to find the texts (in English and Greek) for the Church’s services.
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Category Archives: Liturgical year
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
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
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
Today marks the beginning of a new Church year. In the Roman Empire, the first of September was the day on which the emperor would announce a decree of taxation. But it was also the time (in the northern hemisphere) … Continue reading
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
Today, the first Sunday after Pascha, is known as Thomas Sunday, for we hear how Jesus Christ appeared to the Apostle Thomas and strengthened his faith. Saint John tells us that Jesus Christ had appeared to the Apostles after the … Continue reading
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
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