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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Today’s readings & saints
Category Archives: Scriptural and Liturgical Commentary
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, 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, on the eleventh Sunday of Matthew, Jesus continues to teach us what life is like in the Kingdom of God. In a challenging parable on forgiveness, He tells us about a servant who was forgiven a large debt by … Continue reading
Today, on the tenth Sunday of Matthew, we hear the account of the healing of an epileptic boy. This incident occurs just after the Transfiguration of the Lord on Mount Tabor, and is particularly concerned with the power of faith … Continue reading
Today we hear Saint Matthew’s account of how Jesus Christ came to His disciples, walking across the water when they were caught in a storm while crossing the lake in a boat. Moreover, we see how the Apostle Peter asked … Continue reading
Today we hear Saint Matthew’s account of the multiplication of the loaves and fishes and see how Jesus Christ satisfies the deepest hunger of those who seek Him. The crowds had followed Jesus into the wilderness where He had taken … Continue reading
Today we hear Saint Matthew’s account of another healing miracle of Jesus Christ. In today’s Gospel we are told of two blind men who came to Jesus asking to be healed. This is followed by an account of a dumb … Continue reading