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The '''Holy Archdiocese of Johannesburg and Pretoria''' is a [[diocese]] in southern Africa under the jurisdiction of the Greek Orthodox [[Church of Alexandria|Patriarchate of Alexandria]] and All Africa. Its territory includes the [[parish]]es and missions located in the areas from East Africa, the equator down to the Cape of Good Hope.
 
The '''Holy Archdiocese of Johannesburg and Pretoria''' is a [[diocese]] in southern Africa under the jurisdiction of the Greek Orthodox [[Church of Alexandria|Patriarchate of Alexandria]] and All Africa. Its territory includes the [[parish]]es and missions located in the areas from East Africa, the equator down to the Cape of Good Hope.
  
The Archdiocese of Johannesburg and Pretoria was established as a diocese in 1927 by a Patriarchal and Synodal Decree.
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The Archdiocese of Johannesburg and Pretoria was established as a diocese in 1927 by a Patriarchal and Synodal Decree. The archdiocese occupies the area of the old Transvaal province. It consists of several Greek-speaking parishes as well as Russian, Serbian and Romanian-speaking parishes, in addition to parishes that use English, Afrikaans, and other local languages.
  
 
The first [[monastery]] in the [[archdiocese]], [[Monastery of St Nektarius (Leeuwenkloof, Pretoria)|Monastery of Ss Nektarius and Nicholas]] near Johannesburg, was founded in 2005.
 
The first [[monastery]] in the [[archdiocese]], [[Monastery of St Nektarius (Leeuwenkloof, Pretoria)|Monastery of Ss Nektarius and Nicholas]] near Johannesburg, was founded in 2005.
  
 
==Ruling Bishops==
 
==Ruling Bishops==
*Ioannis ?  — 1997
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*[[Paul (Lyngris) of Memphis|Paul (Lyngris)]] 1968 — ?
*[[Seraphim (Iakovou) of Johannesburg and Pretoria|Seraphim (Iakovou)]]   1997 —  Present   
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*Ioannis ? —1997
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*[[Seraphim (Kykkotis) of Zimbabwe|Seraphim (Kykkotis)]]   1997—2010
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*[[Damaskinos (Papandreou) of Johannesburg and Pretoria|Damaskinos (Papandreou)]] 2010—Present   
  
==Source==
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==Sources==
 
*[http://www.greekorthodox-alexandria.org/index.php?module=content&cid=004001 Patriarchate of Alexandria Archdiocese website]
 
*[http://www.greekorthodox-alexandria.org/index.php?module=content&cid=004001 Patriarchate of Alexandria Archdiocese website]
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*[http://www.orthodoxresearchinstitute.org/resources/hierarchs/alexandria/current/bio_paul_lyngris_metr_memphis.htm  ORI: His Eminence Metropolitan Paul of Memphis]
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*[http://www.digitaljournal.com/article/298657  New Orthodox Archbishop of Johannesburg and Pretoria  8 October 2010]
  
  
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[[Category:Orthodoxy in Africa|Johannesburg]]
 
[[Category: Dioceses|Johannesburg]]
 
[[Category: Dioceses|Johannesburg]]
 
[[Category: Alexandria Patriarchate Dioceses|Johannesburg]]
 
[[Category: Alexandria Patriarchate Dioceses|Johannesburg]]

Revision as of 09:42, October 9, 2010

The Holy Archdiocese of Johannesburg and Pretoria is a diocese in southern Africa under the jurisdiction of the Greek Orthodox Patriarchate of Alexandria and All Africa. Its territory includes the parishes and missions located in the areas from East Africa, the equator down to the Cape of Good Hope.

The Archdiocese of Johannesburg and Pretoria was established as a diocese in 1927 by a Patriarchal and Synodal Decree. The archdiocese occupies the area of the old Transvaal province. It consists of several Greek-speaking parishes as well as Russian, Serbian and Romanian-speaking parishes, in addition to parishes that use English, Afrikaans, and other local languages.

The first monastery in the archdiocese, Monastery of Ss Nektarius and Nicholas near Johannesburg, was founded in 2005.

Ruling Bishops

Sources

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