Τρίτη, 18 Αυγούστου 2015

Archbishopric of Good Hope: Feast of the Dormition of the Mother of God – Church of the Dormition, Port Elizabeth

His Eminence Archbishop Sergios, Metropolitan of Good Hope visits Port Elizabeth

On Friday evening 14 August His Eminence Archbishop Sergios officiated at the Service of Vespers in anticipation of the Feast of the Dormition of The Mother of God, and at the Service of the Holy Eucharist on Saturday 15 August together with Father George Giannakopoulos and Deacon Father Ioannis Tyropoulos, in the presence of the Chairman of the Hellenic Community Peter Clainos, committee members and Andreas and Thelma Christodoloulou, who are also God-parents of the Church. Both Services were followed by an Artoclasia in honour of the Feast and Gregory Manollelis, proto psalter of the Metropolis and Katy Mamacos led the psalters and all the Services were very well attended.
Dormition of Theotokos,Holy Euharist Port Elizabeth 15 August 2015 1
In his address after the Service, His Eminence welcomed the many non speaking Greeks who had attended and encouraged the parents and grand parents to bring the children to church.  Particularly, during this important Feast of the Dormition which their church is named after.
 The Service on Sunday morning included a Memorial Service for the late Yiannoula ​Patsalos​, wife of the late George ​Patsalos​, a past chairman who had always been a very active member of the community and the church. It was also the fourty day memorial Service for the late mother of Nicky Holtzhausen. The  memorial Service was held  in  Port Elizabeth to accommodate relatives living there.  And the three day memorial Service was included for the late Angelos Savvas who during his lifetime  had always been a loyal and supportive member of the church and the community. May their memory be eternal.
 
Dormition of Theotokos,Holy Euharist Port Elizabeth 15 August 2015. 8
The  celebratory lunch on Sunday 16th was attended by two hundred people. Peter Clainos welcomed His Eminence and thanked him for spending time with them in Port Elizabeth. His Eminence urged the youth to participate in the sacramental life of the Church and community life.
His Eminence stopped over in George on his way to Port Elizabeth where he met with the community leaders. He was also able to meet with community leaders and members from East London who had travelled to Port Elizabeth to meet with him.​
 

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