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St Nicholas Church 25th anniversary celebrations

21 October 2012

Last week we had a weekend of festivities to celebrate the 25th anniversary of St Nicholas Orthodox Church in Brixton, Johannesburg. I’ve already written something about the history of the church here.

The celebrations started with Vespers at 6:00 pm on Saturday 13 October, where there were also some visiting clergy from other parishes.

Clergy who served St Nicholas anniversary Vespers: Deacon Stephen Hayes, Fr Athanasius Akunda (the parish priest), Fr Pantelejmon Jovanovic and Fr Elias Palmos (photo by Jethro Hayes)

After Vespers we went to the Founders Grill in Florida for a celebratory dinner, and our choir member Harry Tambourlas and his jazz trio entertained us with music, as did some members of the parish who sang various songs.

Anniversary Dinner at the Founders Grill in Florida: good food, good music and good company

On Sunday morning His Eminence Metropolitan Damaskinos, Archbishop of Johannesburg and Pretoria, served a hierarchical Divine Liturgy, and tonsured several readers, and blessed the altar servers.

Archbishop Damaskinos distributing Antidoron at the end of the Divine Liturgy

 

3 Comments leave one →
  1. 23 October 2012 4:41 pm

    Congratulations. The photos give a nice impression.

    Is this where we address our requests to Santa then?

  2. 27 October 2012 2:03 am

    Deacon Steve: Did you attend the Serbian Slava celebration this year? I think Bishop Georgije of Canada was the visiting hierarch.

    • 27 October 2012 1:56 pm

      Yes, and blogged about it too — my post was late, however, because our internet connection was down for several days

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