SAINT JOHN OF THE LADDER ORTHODOX CHAPEL ☦

The Ancient Christian Faith in the center of Cape Town, South Africa.

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ABOUT OUR PARISH

The Parish of Saint John of The Ladder was founded in 2022, with the blessing of Metropolitan Leonid of Klin, the Exarchate of All Africa of the Russian Orthodox Church. We are a missionary minded parish and welcome all Orthodox Christians of various backgrounds and those interested in the Orthodox Christian Faith. Our services are primarily served in English.

 
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SCHEDULE OF SERVICES

May 2022

 

Sunday 1st 9:00am

DIVINE LITURGY

Divine Liturgy - Antipascha, St.Thomas After the service there will be a parish meeting on setting up Children`s education and other programs from the parish for the upcoming year.

Wednesday 4th,18:00

AKATHIST TO THE THEOTOKOS

After the Prayer Service we will have a bible study

Saturday 7th, 17:00

GREAT VESPERS

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Sunday 8th, 9:00am

DIVINE LITURGY,

The Myrrh-bearing Women.(Orthodox Day of Honoring women)

Saturday 14th, 17:00

GREAT VESPERS/ VESPERDIENS

Serving Priest Vr Zacharias van Wyk

Sunday 15th, 09:00

DIVINE LITURGY

Sunday of the paralysed man (Saint Athanasios the Great of Alexandria)

Wednesday 18th, 18:00

AKATHIST TO THE THEOTOKOS

The service will be followed by a bible study

Satruday 21st, 17:00

GREAT VESPERS

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Sunday 22nd, 09:00

DIVINE LITURGY

The Samaritan Woman (Translation of the relics of St. Nicholas the Wonderworker from Myra to Bari, in 1087.)

Wednesday 25th, 18:00

AKATHIST TO THE THEOTOKOS

The service will be followed by a bible study

Saturday 28th, 17:00

GREAT VESPERS

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Sunday 29th, 09:00

DIVINE LITURGY

Sunday of the Blind Man (Venerable Theodore the Sanctified (368)

KERKDIENS IN AFRIKAANS

Daar sal elke eerste en derde Sondag van die Maand kerkdienste in Afrikaans wees in die Rooms-Katolieke Kerk van St Michael op Rouwkoopweg, Rondebosch. Die Litrugie begin om 11:00.

kontak asseblief vir Fr Zacharias vir enige inligting
073 639 0836

 

WHAT IS THE ORTHODOX CHRISTIAN CHURCH

The Orthodox Christian Church, also called the “Eastern Orthodox Church”  traces its foundations to the Apostolic age and was founded by Jesus Christ on the feast of Pentecost 33 AD. 

With roughly 230 million members worldwide, Orthodoxy is second in size only to the Roman Catholic Church. 

The Orthodox Church has deep and lasting roots in Christian antiquity and is steeped in rich Biblical tradition. It has been the context of Christian living for millions of Christians for almost twenty centuries. Even today Orthodox Christianity continues to live on in most of the places mentioned in the New Testament where the Apostles first preached the Gospel. This is the Church that wrote, compiled and canonized the Holy Scriptures, that formulated the traditional doctrines of Christianity, and that has believed and lived the same faith for 2,000 years.

 The Orthodox Christian faith is that faith “handed once to the saints” (Jude 3), passed on to the apostles by Jesus Christ, and then handed down from one generation to the next within the Church, without adding anything or taking anything away.

The purpose of Orthodox Christianity is the salvation of every human person, uniting us to Christ in the Church, transforming us in holiness, and giving us eternal life. This is the Gospel, the good news, that Jesus is the Messiah, that He rose from the dead, and that we can be saved as a result.