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Black South Africans join Orthodox Church

42 members of the Zulu, Tsvan and Sutu tribes were baptised into the Orthodox Church in South Africa on the day after St Nicholas Day (19 December). The baptism took place after a year’s catechism in Tembisi, a suburb of Johannesburg. Serbian monks had been teaching catechism for some years at St Athanasius School, where the Africans were received into the church by the Serbian Metropolitan Seraphim of Johannesburg and Pretoria. Fr Johannes, a Zulu Orthodox priest ordained by the Metropolitan, already teaches at the school.

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