St. Thomas Orthodox Congregation of Southern Africa
The St. Thomas Orthodox Congregation of Southern Africa is a Parish affiliated to andconstituted by the Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church, also known as the Indian OrthodoxChurch founded in India by the Holy Apostle St.Thomas, one of the Twelve Apostles of ourLord Jesus Christ, and ruled at this time by His Holiness Moran Mar Baselius Mar ThomaPaulos II, Catholicos of the East, and Malankara Metropolitan, Successor to the ApostolicThrone of St. Thomas.The headquarters of the Church is situated at DevalokamAramana
The St. Thomas Orthodox Congregation of Southern Africa is now under the directecclesiastical jurisdiction of His Grace Dr. Mathews Mar Thimothios, Metropolitan of theDiocese of UK-Europe and Africa, subject to the authority of the Holy Episcopal Synod ofthe Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church.
The St. Thomas Orthodox Congregation of Southern Africa is registered as a Non-Profitable Organisation in South Africa (Reg No. 010-226). Revd. Stanly David James has been serving the Congregation as Vicar since 1st July 2016 as per HGMathews Mar Thimothios Metropolitan’s Kalpana No- AFR/SA/16/047 dated 14th May 2016.
The St. Thomas Orthodox Congregation of Southern Africa has over 200 members scattered across the Southern Africa region with Units at Pretoria, Johannesburg, Mokopane/Polokwane, Groblersdal, Tzaneen/Phalaborwa/Burgersfort, Nelspruit/Whiteriver, Durban/Port Shepstone, East London, King Williams Town/Mthatha/Queenstown, Cape Town, Zeerust/Mbatho, Gabarone – Botswana and Lesotho.
26Nov 2017HQ – King Williams Town St. Thomas Private College, King WIlliams Town
03Dec 2017HQ – Pretoria ,
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As part of the Church’s social outreach mission, members of the Congregation participated in an Orphanage visit on Saturday 11th November. Around 25 members…
The Memorial Feast of St. Gregorios of Parumala was held this year from Friday Novemver 3rd to Sunday November 5th at the St. Gregorios…
The Orthodox Vacation Bible School for children was organised again this year by the Groblersdal unit (St. Gregorios Chapel). It commenced on Friday September…
The Feast of Assumption of St. Mary, the Mother of God, was celebrated this year at two venues – at Joburg Unit (Coptic Orthodox…