Passion for Mission: LOI 2017 consultation

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LOI-Mission - September 2017 At least seventy church leaders, mission workers and seminary teachers, including a number of younger leaders, gathered at Selwyn College, Cambridge, last week for four days of prayer, study and conversation around the topic of ‘Theological Formation for Mission’. Coming from places as diverse as Alaska, South Africa, and South Korea, they were ...

Corner-stone for the first Orthodox Church in Botswana

Church of Serbia- 26/11/16 The corner-stone for the first Orthodox church in Botswana, a historical event for the Serbian people on the African continent, was laid on October 15th, 2016, exactly 15 days after the celebration of the great jubilee of the people of Botswana, the 50th anniversary of its independence. Efforts of the Serbian community to ...

PATRIARCHAL DIVINE LITURGY IN GERMISTON SOUTH AFRICA

On Saturday 3rd October 2015, His Beatitude Theodoros II, Pope and Patriarch of Alexandria and All Africa arrived in Johannesburg, South Africa, to attend the start of the new Parliamentary Period of the plenary session of the Pan-African Parliament. Today, Sunday 4th October, His Beatitude conducted the Divine Liturgy at the Holy Church of the Forerunner ...

Ethiopian Orthodox Priest Killed in Durban

OCP News Service - 23/7/15 Memory Eternal!!! Durban- South Africa: Reports claim that Ethiopian Orthodox Priest Abba Samuel was killed by an attacker in Durban, South Africa. The murder is considered as a result of Xenophobic attack. Funeral was held on 23rd July 2015. Further details are unavailable. Memory Eternal!!!! Source:  

President Zuma of South Africa decorated with the Order of St.Mark

Ioanna Zikakou - Greek Reporter- 22/1/15 Greek Orthodox Patriarch of Alexandria Meets With South African President. The Greek Orthodox Patriarchate of Alexandria and All Africa intends to implement a program to help the fight against AIDS in South Africa, according to Patriarch Theodoros’ statement during his meeting with the country’s president, Jacob Zuma. The two men met at ...

Orthodoxy in South Africa before and after Apartheid

Deacon Stephen Hayes

January 2015 http://myocn.net/orthodoxy-south-africa-apartheid/ All images belong to Fr. Stephen Hayes, via http://khanya.wordpress.com/ Nelson “Madiba” Mandela, the first democratically-elected President of South Africa, has been a beloved figure for decades, and his death drew an outpouring of grief all over the world. But few of us know much about the South Africa that he helped to radically change. Wanting ...

Pan-Orthodox magnificent slava days of togetherness and spirituality

28/10/13 South Africa Despite the heavy rains and bad weather in Johannesburg on 19 and 20 October, when the patron feast-day was celebrated, a great number of parishioners, guests and priests visited the church of Saint Thomas the Apostle.  After almost five arid and dry months in Johannesburg, we all spontaneously felt  the three-day intensive rain as a great ...

Combined Oriental Orthodox Mission in the Slums of South Africa (Exclusive)

Fr Thomas Ninan 09/10/2012 OCP News Service Exclusive Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church & Indian Malankara Orthodox Church Port Elizabeth, South Africa: This was my second visit to Addo, a township near Port Elizabeth, South Africa, which is known more for the Elephant National Park and the oranges. My first visit was in July 2012 when Abuna Yakob, the Archbishop of ...

Help to Children’s home of St. Sava in Africa

28/12/2011 Serbian Church According to many years' tradition that each great holiday representatives of the Serbian Orthodox Church community of St. Sava from Johannesburg visit orphanage of St. Sava in Atridgeville, which is led by an Orthodox priest Frumentije. All what is collected in a few monts at the church in Johannesburg, is sent to the children ...

A Blessed Visit

30/3/2011 Indian Orthodox Church - Diocese of U.k, Europe and Africa H.G.Dr.Mathews Mar Thimothios, the head of Europe and African diocese of the Indian Orthodox Church, made his maiden visit to Tanzania from the 25th to 28th of March,2011. Apart from Tanzania, His Grace is visiting South Africa and Botswana during a month-long spiritual sojourn in Africa. ...

Two Hierarchs of the Diocese of Berlin and Germany Survive a Car Accident

Russian Church Outside Russia At approximately midnight of July 4, 2010, His Eminence Archbishop Mark of Berlin and Germany and His Grace Bishop Agapit of Stuttgart, returning to the Monastery of St Job of Pochaev in Munich-Obermenzig from a visit to the Women's Skete in Buchendorf, were involved in an auto accident in Bavaria. Upon entering ...