The explosive growth of Orthodoxy in Guatemala

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The explosive growth of Orthodoxy in Guatemala

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Whenever someone speaks of “American Orthodoxy,” there is usually an unspoken understanding that the term refers to North American Orthodoxy: the United States, Canada, and sometimes Mexico. This way of speaking is indeed convenient, considering that the majority of Orthodox parishes in the Western Hemisphere are still located in North America. However, in the past few years a great change has occurred in Latin America that makes it increasingly inaccurate to focus on North America as the western outpost of Orthodoxy. Just two years ago, in 2010, the Orthodox Church received a large group of Guatemalan converts numbering in the hundreds of thousands. Now Guatemala, and possibly all of Latin America, holds tremendous promise of becoming fertile ground for the Orthodox Christian Church.

The seed of Orthodoxy in Guatemala was planted by the nuns of the Hogar Rafael Ayau, an Orthodox orphanage in Guatemala City. Many people are familiar with the incredible work of Mother Inés, Mother Ivonne, and Mother María. In fact, just this year a group of seminarians from St. Vladimir’s Seminary traveled with the seminary Chancellor/CEO Archpriest Chad Hatfield to see the work of the nuns and to assist at the orphanage. It is through these nuns that the Guatemalan soil was first prepared for the Orthodox Church.

Now, with the recent chrismation of a new group of Guatemalan converts that numbers between 100,000 and 200,000, the Orthodox Church is ready to blossom in Guatemala. The magnitude of the event cannot be overstated. Almost overnight, Guatemala has become the most Orthodox country in the Western Hemisphere (by percentage of national population). Furthermore, the Orthodox communities in Guatemala continue to grow rapidly and attract attention throughout Guatemala. There is still, however, little information available to the broader Orthodox world on the history and character of these new communities. For this reason, I traveled to Guatemala this summer, spending two months visiting many of the Orthodox parishes, meeting the leaders of the communities, and accompanying the bishop of the Guatemalan Church—His Eminence, Metropolitan Athenagoras—as he made his historic first visit to the new parishes in Guatemala. I returned to the United States with the desire to share what I saw and the conviction that the Holy Spirit is at work with power in Latin America…

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Native Americans may become the largest ethnic group in the American Orthodox Church

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“NATIVE AMERICANS MAY BECOME

THE LARGEST ETHNIC GROUP IN THE AMERICAN ORTHODOX CHURCH.”

An interview with His Beatitude Jonah, Archbishop of Washington,

Metropolitan of All America and Canada

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In early December of 2009, His Beatitude, Metropolitan Jonah of All America and Canada (Orthodox Church of America) visited Russia to celebrate the fifteenth anniversary of the OCA’s representation in Moscow. Correspondent Miguel Palacio took the opportunity to talk with Metropolitan Jonah about the OCA’s presence in Latin America.

– Your Beatitude, in which Latin America countries is the Orthodox Church in America represented?

– Our jurisdiction extends to Mexico. We used to have parishes in Argentina, Brazil, Peru, and Venezuela as well, but one of them joined the Russian Church Abroad, while others simply closed.

Several communities in Latin America want to join the American Orthodox Church. We would be happy to receive these faithful people, but there would be no one to take care of them because we have very few clergymen who speak Spanish or Portuguese.

One priest, who I hope will soon become a bishop, began a mission in Ecuador, in the city of Guayaquil, where there is a large Palestinian colony. Unfortunately, his good initiative has fizzled out. I have heard that many Continue reading “Native Americans may become the largest ethnic group in the American Orthodox Church”

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Real Break: From USA to Guatemala ╰⊰¸¸.•¨* Video

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“Orthodoxy has a great future in Guatemala” – A conversation with Abbess Ines, head of the Holy Trinity Monastery in Guatemala

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“Orthodoxy has a great future in Guatemala”

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A conversation with Abbess Ines,

head of the Holy Trinity Monastery in Guatemala

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Abbess Ines (Ayau Garcia) – Abbess Ines is the head of the only Orthodox parish in Guatemala – the Monastery of the Holy and Life-Giving Trinity, the “Lavra of Mambre”, under the Patriarchate of Antioch. She comes from an influential and well known family in Guatemala which has produced many outstanding individuals. When [then Catholic] Sister Ines was 36 years old, she made an extreme change in her life, leaving a Catholic monastic order and becoming an Orthodox nun.

Holy Trinity Monastery was founded by Mother Ines and Sister Maria Amistoso in April of 1986. In 1989, the engineer Federico Bauer donated a piece of land on the shores of Lake Amatitlan, not far from Guatemala City, to the monastery. The land is 1188 meters [about 3900 feet] above sea level and is located near Pacaya, one of the most active volcanoes in Central America. Continue reading ““Orthodoxy has a great future in Guatemala” – A conversation with Abbess Ines, head of the Holy Trinity Monastery in Guatemala”

Link: Vashon Monks ╰⊰¸¸.•¨* All-Merciful Saviour Monastery on Vashon Island, Washington, USA

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All-Merciful Saviour Monastery on Vashon Island, 

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Divina Liturgia de San Juan Crisóstomo ╰⊰¸¸.•¨* Traducción de padre Diácono José Santos

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D Bendice, Padre.

S Bendito sea nuestro Dios en todo tiempo, ahora y siempre y por los siglos de los siglos.

D Amén.

Gloria a Ti, nuestro Dios, gloria a Ti.

Rey del cielo, Paráclito, Espíritu de Verdad. Tú que estas presente por todas partes y que lo llenas todo, tesoro de gracias y donador de vida, ven y habita en nosotros, purifícanos de toda mancha y salva nuestras almas, Tú que eres bondad.

Santo Dios, Santo Fuerte, Santo Inmortal, ten piedad de nosotros. (3 veces)

Gloria al Padre y al Hijo y al Espíritu Santo, ahora y siempre y por los siglos de los siglos. Amén.

Santísima Trinidad, ten piedad de nosotros; Señor, acepta la expiación de nuestros pecados; Maestro, perdónanos nuestras iniquidades; Santo, visítanos y cura nuestras debilidades a causa de Tu Nombre.

Señor, ten piedad (3 veces). Gloria al Padre y al Hijo y al Espíritu Santo, ahora y siempre y por los siglos de los siglos. Amén.

Padre nuestro, que estás en los cielos, santificado sea tu Nombre, venga a nosotros tu Reino, hágase tu voluntad así en la tierra como en el cielo; nuestro pan de este día dánosle hoy y perdónanos nuestras deudas, así como nosotros perdonamos a nuestros deudores. Y no nos sometas a la tentación, mas líbranos del maligno.

S Porque a Ti pertenecen el reino, el poder y la gloria, Padre, Hijo y Espíritu Santo, ahora y siempre y por los siglos de los siglos.

D Amén. Ten piedad de nosotros, Señor ten piedad de nosotros, pues pecadores impotentes, Te dirigimos esta súplica: Señor, ten piedad de nosotros.

Gloria al Padre y al Hijo y al Hijo y al Espíritu Santo, ahora y siempre y por los siglos de los siglos. Amén.

Señor, ten piedad de nosotros, porque tenemos confianza en Ti, no te enojes contra nosotros y no te acuerdes de nuestras iniquidades, sino que, en Tu ternura, dirige desde ahora Tu mirada sobre nosotros y líbranos de nuestros enemigos. Porque Tú eres nuestro Dios y nosotros somos Tu pueblo, somos la Continue reading “Divina Liturgia de San Juan Crisóstomo ╰⊰¸¸.•¨* Traducción de padre Diácono José Santos”