Saint John of the Ladder Orthodox Church☦
The Ancient Christian Faith in the Centre of Cape Town, South Africa
The Parish of Saint John of The Ladder was founded in 2022. We serve with the blessing of Bishop Constantine of Zaraisk, under the Exarchate of Africa of the Russian Orthodox Church. We are a missionary minded parish and are a home to all Orthodox Christians of various backgrounds and those interested in the Orthodox Christian Faith. Our services are primarily served in English.
ABOUT OUR PARISH
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.
Church Service Schedule
Our Clergy and Members
Fr Nicholas & Matiushka Anastasia
Fr Nicholas, began his journey to Orthodoxy while studying classical Art in Russia, he is a graduate of the Pastoral School of the Russian Orthodox Church Abroad, He served as a Deacon from 2015 and was ordained a Priest in 2021.
Matiushka Anastasia organizes Sunday School and Church Activities.
Ksenia is a painter of traditional Orthodox icons. She is currently in the process of adorning the Parish of Saint John of the Ladder with her beautiful icons. Ksenia also can paint icons on commission please contact her 076 102 8980
Orthodox Prayer Ropes (Chotki/Kombosini)
Agatha, a member of our parish makes traditional Orthodox Prayer ropes, contact her for more information if you would like one made for you.
Cell:081 717 1285