Feast Day of Saints Cyril and Methodius (equal to the Apostles) – Orthodox Cathedral of Saint George, Cape Town, South Africa


Orthodox Christian Archbishopric of Good Hope ( Orthodox Church in South Africa )

On Sunday, 10 May, after the Service of the Holy Eucharist, His Eminence Archbishop Sergios, Metropolitan of Good Hope officiated at the Service of the Artoclasia in honour of the Saints together with Father Nikolaos, parish priest of Cape Town, Father Panayiotis, a visiting priest from Greece and deacon Father Michael, in the presence of the Consul of Greece Mr. Thomas Matsoukas and consular staff, Mr Nassos Martalas, president of the Hellenic Community of Cape Town and committee members.

Aertoclasia 4

Church Artoclasia 1

After the Service a celebratory lunch was held at the Orthodox Centre in Lansdowne to commemorate the Feast Day. These two Greek brothers who lived in the ninth century are particularly remembered for evangelising the Slavic people. But, by going out as missionaries to other nations, they also remind us that the Orthodox faith is not limited by the boundaries of language or ethnicity. By commemorating them, we therefore honour both what they achieved among the Slavs, and we are reminded that the Church is for all people in all places.

18587_1657066811192876_8587675000053253906_n

After the Service a celebratory lunch was held at the Orthodox Centre in Lansdowne to commemorate the Feast Day. These two Greek brothers who lived in the ninth century are particularly remembered for evangelising the Slavic people. But, by going out as missionaries to other nations, they also remind us that the Orthodox faith is not limited by the boundaries of language or ethnicity. By commemorating them, we therefore honour both what they achieved among the Slavs, and we are reminded that the Church is for all people in all places.

The celebration was attended by the Russian Consul General Mr. Roman E. Ambarov and his wife, the Greek Consul, Mr. Thomas Matsoukas and consular staff, and representatives from the Greek, Bulgarian and Romanian Communities of Cape Town.

booklet

The celebration began with a welcome from His Eminence Archbishop Sergios, and the singing of the apolytikion and other related hymns in honour of the Saints in Greek. This was followed by an address from the chairman of the Russian Club, Dr Mishag Galukhim who thanked His Eminence and particularly expressed his appreciation for the support of the Russian school that takes place at the Orthodox Centre. Dr Elina Komarova then spoke on the legacy of Saints Cyril and Methodius for the Russian people, mentioning specifically the gift of having the Holy Scriptures in their own language and the protection of the spiritual freedom of individual Christians. The representative of the Bulgarian Community, Vaska Ivanova then spoke of the importance of the two brothers for the Bulgarian people, focusing particularly on the development of the Cyrillic alphabet.

Περισσότερα…  http://www.goarch.co.za/feast-of-saints-cyril-and-methodius-equal-to-the-apostles-cathedral-of-saint-george-cape-town/#more-4836

Find an Orthodox parish in South Africa ( Orthodox Christian Archbishopric of Good Hope, Cape Town ) . Βρείτε μια Ορθόδοξη ενορία- εκκλησία στη Νότια Αφρική, Μητρόπολη Καλής Ελπίδας, Κέιπ Τάουν .

https://ierapostoli.wordpress.com/2015/03/21/third-sunday-of-lent-and-the-veneration-of-the-holy-and-life-giving-cross-church-of-the-dormition-of-the-mother-of-god-port-elizabeth-2015/

This entry was posted in Africa, Αφρική, Αφρική, Africa, Γεωργία- Georgia, Κύπρος - Cyprus, Μητρόπολη Καλής Ελπίδας -Νότια Αφρική, Νότια Αφρική, Πατριαρχείο Αλεξανδρείας ( Greek Orthodox Patriarchate of Alexandria and all Africa ), Lesotho, Namimbia, R.S Afrika, Swaziland and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

Μία απάντηση στο Feast Day of Saints Cyril and Methodius (equal to the Apostles) – Orthodox Cathedral of Saint George, Cape Town, South Africa

Σχολιάστε

Εισάγετε τα παρακάτω στοιχεία ή επιλέξτε ένα εικονίδιο για να συνδεθείτε:

Λογότυπο WordPress.com

Σχολιάζετε χρησιμοποιώντας τον λογαριασμό WordPress.com. Αποσύνδεση / Αλλαγή )

Φωτογραφία Twitter

Σχολιάζετε χρησιμοποιώντας τον λογαριασμό Twitter. Αποσύνδεση / Αλλαγή )

Φωτογραφία Facebook

Σχολιάζετε χρησιμοποιώντας τον λογαριασμό Facebook. Αποσύνδεση / Αλλαγή )

Φωτογραφία Google+

Σχολιάζετε χρησιμοποιώντας τον λογαριασμό Google+. Αποσύνδεση / Αλλαγή )

Σύνδεση με %s