On Saturday 24 March His Eminence Archbishop Sergios, Metropolitan Bishop of Good Hope travelled to George to Officiate at the Services which included the Feast day of the Annunciation of the Theotokos, the Doxology for the Greek National Day of 25th March, the commemoration of the twentieth anniversary of the laying of the stone for the Church, and consecration which took place on the Sunday of the Holy Myrrhbearers, (22 April) in 2007.His Eminence officiated at the Vespers Service on Saturday evening andwas accompanied by Fr Anastasios Leontiades and Deacon Fr Ioannis Tyropolis. After the Vespers Service everyone congregated in the Church hall and Mr Demetri Sterianos shared the history of the Church of the Holy Archangels. He said that initially the plan was to build a Church in Oudtshoorn, however because many people had moved to George and surrounds it was decided that it would be best to build the Church in George. The next step was for them to form a Committee and to identify a suitable plot. After much deliberation it was decided to purchase an existing building and they proceeded to renovate the structure. The commemoration stone was laid by His Eminence Archbishop Sergios (then Parish Priest of Port Elizabeth) and Fr Panteleimon Labadarios, then Parish Priest in Cape Town.The following morning His Eminence officiated at the Service of the Holy Eucharist which included the Feast day of the Annunciation of the Theotokos and the Doxology for the Greek National Day He was accompanied by Fr Anastasios Leontiades and Deacon Fr Ioannis Tyropolis. Prayers were said for the commemoration of the deceased founders of the Church and for the good health and perseverance of the living. After the Service His Eminence reminded the Parishioners of the importance of being active in the Greek Community as it is only within the Community that they will preserve their Greek Orthodox Faith and traditions.
Metropolitan Church of Saints Raphael, Nicholas & Irene
Church Entrance: 14 Balintore Road, Rondebosch
Services for December 2018
Saturday 1st @ 9 am
Divine Liturgy in Afrikaans,
officiated by Archimandrite Fr Zacharias Van Wyk
officiated by Fr Danil Logovoy
Details of the services at the Cathedral of Saint George in Cape Town for November 2018 are available here.
Details of the services at the Church of the Dormition of the Mother of God in Port Elizabeth for August 2018 are available here
Details of the services at the Church of Saint George in East London
Details of the services at the Church of the Holy Trinity and Church of Saints Nicholas, Andrew and Gerasimos in Durban
Details of the services at the Church of the Holy Archangels Michael and Gabriel (Taxiarches) in George
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