Visit of the Decorative Arts Society (DARTS)

On 20 Feb 2010, the church of St Sergius of Radonezh was visited by representatives of the Decorative Arts Society (DARTS), a cultural organization established in 1983 that focused on the study of fine art and the decorative arts.

The parish rector, Fr Daniel Lugovoy, met the guests and took them on an excursion around the church, giving them a historical overview of the Russian community in South Africa and the building of the church, as well as explaining some of the deep symbolism inherent in the frescoes. Afterwards Fr Daniel answered questions on Orthodox church services and gave information on the weekly activities of the St Sergius parish.

The visit to the Russian church gave rise to a lively interest in Orthodoxy among the members of the society, many of whom expressed a sincere desire to attend Orthodox services in the near future.