Theophany and Theophania
Two of the oldest members of our Mamelodi congregation, Christina Mothapo and Theophania Malahlela, have their birthdays near the beginning of the year. Christina turnd 89 on 1 January, and Theophania will be 73 on Theophany, 6 January. This year we were able to arrange for the Mamelodi congregation to attend the Divine Liturgy At St Nicholas Church in Brixton. We used to be able to do that fairly regularly, until our Toyota Venture was stolen in 2006, and now we can only arrange it about once a year or so.
Christina Mothapo, Mary Nthite and Theophania Malahlela are sitting together, and they are the core of the Mamelodi congregation.
Christina’s godmother Ellie Mullimos (101) had to give up driving, so she was not able to be in church on this day, but we had celebrated her 100th birthday a couple of years before.
Some members of the younger generation were also present. Some of Christina’s great grandchildren were at the service, and Theophania’s daughter, grand daughter and two great grandchildren were also present.