Nativity of Christ in South Africa
The Russian church of St Sergius of Radonezh in Johannesburg once again bore witness to the solemn, blessed feast of the Nativity of Christ.
On the night of 6-7 January 2012, the rector of the St Sergius parish, Fr Daniel Lugovoy, celebrated the Divine Liturgy. Many parishioners came to pray at the service. They came at different times, from different cities and spoke different languages, but were all united in the Orthodox faith and fervent desire to glorify the Christ child born of the Holy Virgin. At the conclusion of the night service, everyone congregated in the parish hall to take part in the festal meal which had been prepared by various members of the parish.