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Feast of St. Thomas

The commemorative Feast of St. Thomas the Apostle and patron saint of India as well as this Congregation was held on Sunday July 2nd at Midrand. The Vicar reminded all that although, the actual day of rememberance of St. Thomas is December 21st, it is also a practice within the[…]

GLOW 2017

GLOW 2017, a children’s one day event was held on Saturday July 1st at the Sunset Boma in MIDRAND. It was indeed a joyous occasion in which around 30 children participated. This is the first time such an event has been organized in the Joburg-Pretoria area. The programmes commenced with[…]

Feast of St. George

As in previous years, it was by the grace of God, that we were able to commemorate the blessed memory of St. George. The Festal celebrations were held at the St. George’s College in TZANEEN on Sunday May 14th. The service commenced by 8.30am and was attended by several faithful[…]

Annual General Body Meeting held

The Annual General Body Meeting of the St. Thomas Orthodox Congregation of Southern Africa was held on Sunday April 16 2017 at the GLEN VENUE in PRETORIA after the Easter Services. The meeting commenced by 12.30pm The proceedings was chaired by Vicar Fr. Stanly David James. Following the prayer and[…]

Holy Week 2017

By the grace of God, the Holy Week services for this year were conducted at various locations. Several faithful traveled long distances to participate in the services and worship the Lord Almighty. Vicar Fr. Stanly David James led the services on all days. The Palm Sunday (Hosanna) service was held[…]

New Vicar takes Charge

Fr. Stanly David James has taken over charge as Vicar of the St. Thomas Orthodox Congregation of Southern Africa. As per the Kalpana no. PR/SDJ/16/061 dated 24 May 2017 by the Diocesan Metropolitan of the Diocese of UK-Europe and Africa HG Dr. Mathews Mar Thimothios, Fr. Stanly David James took[…]

Dedication of St Gregorios Chapel, Groblersdal

To the Glory of the Most Holy Trinity. It is with the Grace of the most Glorious Holy Trinity, St. Gregories College, Groblersdal dedicated an Orthodox Christian Chapel named after St. Gregorios of Parumala, for the Orthodox Community in South Africa, on the 14th of June 2015. The prayers were[…]


Obituary: It is with great sorrow we announce the demise of two mothers related to our congregation. Thankamma (83), mother of Mr. Babu John, Marble Hall passed away yesterday and the funeral took place at the St. Thomas Orthodox Church, Kangazha, Kottayam, today 03.00 pm. Mariamma (83), mother of Mr. George Mathew[…]

Feast of St.George – Tzaneen

Feast of St.George – Tzaneen It is the grace of Almighty that helped us to celebrate the Feast of St. George at St. George’s College, Tzaneen on the 26th of April 2015. Few people from Johannesburg unit and Polokwane unit attended the services and requested the intercession of St. George.[…]

Easter 2015

By His divine mercy, we could celebrate the Feast of the Holy Resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ at the Blue Hills Farm, Midrand on the 05th of April, 2015. Many believers from Mthatha, Durban, Johannesburg, Pretoria, Polokwane, Tzaneen, Nelspruit, Groblersdal, and Zeerust units were gathered together to celebrate this[…]