Orthodox Centre for religious enlightenment opens its doors in Cape Town

The Archbishopric of Good Hope has acquired a new property which will be an Orthodox Centre for all Orthodox groups, irrespective of ethnicity or language. The purchase and renovation of the property was made possible by the donations of generous benefactors which were made for the specific purpose of creating a multi- cultural Orthodox Centre for religious enlightenment.

The Centre includes a large meeting area which will be named after the late Archbishop Paul Varnavas, and will be suitable for hosting functions and conferences. It will also be used by various Orthodox groups for cultural and educational programmes.

It is hoped that the Centre will offer Orthodox educational programmes, which will be complemented by the establishment of an Orthodox library, with reference facilities that can cater for various language groups and also house a collection of books of historical interest.

The first events that are planned at the Centre are:

  • The official opening of the Centre on 12 January 2014 when the diving for the Cross of the Feast of the Theophany of the Lord, will take place in the Centre’s pool.
  • A workshop facilitated by Professor Renos Papadopoulos of Essex University on 14 January at 7 pm ‘Psychology and Orthodoxy’ – complementary or contradictory?

This new Centre is the first of its kind in our Archbishopric and we hope that it will be well used as a centre of Christian formation that can help to build up the local Church.


Keep Left to continue onto Settlers Way/N2 – Follow signs for Somerset West, Cape Town International Airport

1.9 km – Take exit 9B to merge onto M5 Muizemberg

Travel in the direction of Muizemberg

Take M24 RACECOURCE ROAD off ramp

Turn to LEFT onto Turfhall Road, travel over the bridge and continue straight

Turn right at robot JAN SMUTS DRIVE M 17

First road LEFT onto BLOMVLEI ROAD




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One Response to Orthodox Centre for religious enlightenment opens its doors in Cape Town

  1. Dorothea Wild says:

    A truly blessed day may Our Good Lord bless this Centre for His work and may many benefit from His work With Love in Crist Dorothea

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