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Archdiocese of Johannesburg

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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 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.
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