Latin America: Peoples in search of Orthodoxy

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CONVERSIONS TO ORTHODOXY

Latin America: Peoples in search of Orthodoxy

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Metropolitan Athenagoras of Mexico

Thirteen years ago, when I undertook the (then newly-established) Holy Metropolis of Mexico with only three priests and three mainly Greek-speaking communities, in Mexico, Panama and Venezuela, I would never have expected, let alone conceive the miracle that is unfolding today for our Orthodox Church in Latin America. We all lived the miracle of Cuba, when Fidel Castro’s government undertook the construction of the Sacred Temple of Saint Nicholas in Havana and officially received Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew, who officiated the inauguration of that Holy shrine in January of 2004.  In the decade that passed, we experienced the propagating of our faith in the states of Mexico, Colombia, Costa Rica, etc… just as we experienced – and continue to experience – the continuing drama of the people of Haiti, after the catastrophic earthquake of last January.  A drama which unfortunately will heal, only after several years have passed.

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Orthodox children of Cuba

Greece became acquainted with Christianity and lived its own Pentecost around two thousand years ago, through the Apostle Paul and the other Apostles.  Greece is the most blessed country in the world. And this is because – as I point out to our priests – whichever stone you lift, underneath it you will find the relics of a Saint, a Martyr, a holy man, a fighter for the Orthodox faith…  We, however, in Latin America are living our Pentecost today.  For us – with the Sigue leyendo “Latin America: Peoples in search of Orthodoxy”

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Eastern Orthodox Parishes in South America: Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Paraguay, Uruguay, Venezuela – ROCOR

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Eastern Orthodox Parishes in South America:

Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Paraguay, Uruguay, Venezuela

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

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AMERICA OF MY HEART

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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

Source:

http://www.pravoslavie.ru/english/

http://www.pravoslavie.ru/english/33241.htm

ORTHODOX CHRISTIANITY

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 Sigue leyendo “Native Americans may become the largest ethnic group in the American Orthodox Church”

Ángel Guardián

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AMERICA OF MY HEART

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Ángel Guardián

Fuente:

http://catecismoortodoxo.blogspot.ca

http://catecismoortodoxo.blogspot.ca/2014/12/angel-guardian.html

http://catecismoortodoxo.blogspot.ca/2015/07/oracion-al-angel-guardian.html

“Ángel de paz, fiel maestro, protector de nuestros almas y cuerpos” — nosotros pedimos a Dios, orando en el templo. La Iglesia Ortodoxa cree que el hombre al nacer, recibe de Dios un Ángel Guardián. Nuestro Señor Jesucristo dijo: “Tengan cuidado de no despreciar a ninguno de estos pequeños, porque les digo que sus Ángeles en el Cielo siempre ven la faz de Mi Padre Celestial” (Mt. 18:10).

El beato Agustín escribe: “Los Ángeles con gran dedicación y diligencia, permanecen con nosotros a toda hora y en todo lugar, nos ayudan, piensan en nuestras necesidades, sirven de intermediarios entre nosotros y Dios, elevando a El nuestras quejas y suspiros… Nos acompaña en todos nuestros caminos, entran y salen con nosotros, observando como nos comportamos entre ese genero engañoso y con que empeño deseamos y buscamos al Reino de Dios.” Un pensamiento semejante tiene San Basilio el Grande: “Con cada fiel hay un Ángel, quien como niñera o pastor dirige su vida” y para demostración cita las palabras de David, el salmista: “A sus Ángeles dirá sobre ti — que te protejan en todos tus caminos…” “Ángel del Señor hará guardia alrededor de los que Le temen y los ayudará” (Sal. 90:11, 33:8).

El Obispo Theofano el Recluso enseña: “Hay que recordar, que tenemos a un Ángel Guardián y dirigirse a El con pensamiento y corazón — en nuestra vida normal y especialmente cuando ésta se agita. Si no nos dirigimos a El, el Ángel no puede aconsejarnos. Cuando alguien se dirige a un abismo у pantano con ojos cerrados y los oídos tapados — como es posible ayudarle?”

Así el cristiano debe recordar a su buen Ángel, que durante toda su vida se preocupa por él, se regocija con sus éxitos espirituales, se acongoja con sus caídas. Cuando el hombre muere, el Ángel lleva su alma a Dios. Según muchos testimonios, el alma reconoce a su Ángel Guardián, cuando llega al mundo espiritual.

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Oración al Ángel Guardián

Ángel de Dios, mi Santo protector,
que me fuiste dado por Dios para mi salvaguarda, te ruego: ilumíname, pretéjame de todo mal, dirígeme hacia el bien y hacia el camino de la salvación.
Amen.