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St. Nicholas of Japan Orthodox Church, Johannesburg, Gauteng

St. Nicholas of Japan Orthodox Church

General Details

Greek Orthodox Patriarchate of Alexandria
Archdiocese of Johannesburg and Pretoria
Head Priest:
Fr. Elias Palmos

Contact Details

156 Fulham Road, Brixton, Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
[email protected]
Head Priest:
+27 (82) 827-5049

Services Details

Sunday 8:30am
Divine Liturgy:
Sunday 9:30am
Saturday 6:00pm
Services info:
Feast days and saints’ days which fall during the week are celebrated with a Divine Liturgy at 06h00, except during Great Lent.

Historical Details

Build - Founding Year:
The Orthodox Church of St Nicholas of Japan began as a English speaking multi-ethnic Orthodox missionary community in Johannesburg in 1987. An objective was to make non-Orthodox people aware of Orthodoxy. St Nicholas the Enlightener of Japan evangelized Japan in the late 19th century. He was the first priest in Japan and subsequently went on to become the first Archbishop of Japan as this church grew. It was because of the similar situation that the founders of the then new parish found themselves in and therefore decided to choose St. Nicholas of Japan was as the patron saint of the church. Initially, services were held in various church halls and chapels until the community finally moved to its current premises in 1990.

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