The Monastery of the Descent of the Holy Spirit, South Africa
Posted 05 March 2012 - 07:56 AM
There are some pictures here:
I ask your prayers for the monastic life to take root in South Africa, and indeed in southern Africa generally.
Please pray for those, like Fr Seraphim and Justin, who are called to the monastic life, and for others to join them and strengthen them.
Posted 10 March 2012 - 08:03 AM
I would like to ask under which jurisdiction the monastery is and so who is the ruling bishop who would have primary responsibility. A notice in one of the photos says, 'African Orthodox Church' which I do not know.
The monastery is under the jurisdiction of His Beatitude Theodoros, most divine and most holy, our father and shephers, Pope and Patriarch of the great city of Alexandria, of Libya, Pentapolis and Ethiopia, of all the land of Egypt and all Africa, father of fathers, shepherd of shepherds, bishop of bishops, thirteenth in line of the apostles and judge of the universe.
And the bishop is the most reverend and God-directed Damaskinos, Metropolitan of the most holy diocese of Johannesburg and Pretoria, most-honoured exarch of all South Africa, our father and shepherd.
Posted 10 March 2012 - 03:16 PM
I just noticed this on one of the linked websites:
They first visited the Monastery of the Descent of the Holy Spirit, which was founded by Hieromonk Nazarius (Pribojan).
Fr Nazarius served at our parish in Canada for a number of years in the 1980s I think. He painted a range of festal icons which now are set in a row above the main iconostas.
At the time he was with the Free Serbs and we were still in contact with him when he went to South Africa. I think at the time he was with Metropolitan Kyprianos.
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