Colombia, Ecuador, Mexico, August 17, 2023
The holy Orthodox faith is spreading throughout Latin America thanks to the efforts of hardworking priests and laymen.
Last week, the Romanian Orthodox Metropolia of the Americas reported that His Eminence Metropolitan Nicolae recently gave his blessing for the formal establishment of missions in Colombia, Ecuador, and Mexico.
The new missions are largely thanks to the efforts of Fr. Daniel Ene, who has made numerous pastoral visits to Latin America. OrthoChristian earlier reported on his visits to First ever Divine Liturgy in Romanian celebrated in ColombiaFather Daniel Ene, Diocesan Secretary and Dean of New York, New England and US East Coast, visited Colombia at the beginning of the month.
“>Colombia and Ecuador: First Orthodox community developing in capital cityThe community is the first canonical Orthodox parish in the city of Quito.”>Ecuador.
The Metropolia continues:
With the help of the Savior Jesus Christ who left His Apostles and His descendant bishops and priests the mission of teaching all nations, the Romanian Orthodox Metropolia of the Americas, which until recently had only two parishes in South America, namely in Caracas, Venezuela and in Buenos Aires, Argentina, will have three newly established Missions where the faithful, guided by the hierarch and their priests, will walk together on the path of salvation. By participating in the Divine Liturgy in order to share the joy of Christ’s presence in their midst, the love of God the Father and the communion of the Holy Spirit working in the Church through the Holy Mysteries, Orthodox Christians will have places of prayer and will be able to say the prayer of the sanctification of the temple as King Solomon did: Hear the prayer of Your servant and of Your people Israel when they pray in this place; hear from Your heavenly dwelling place, hear and have mercy (3 Kings 8:30).
The missions are located at:
Church / Romanian Orthodox Mission of St. John the Wallachian (May 12)
Address: Carrera 42H, Nro.84B -74, Barrio Los Alpes, Barranquilla, Dpto. del Atlantico
– Spanish – Padre Esteban Diaz +57-310-2087384 firstname.lastname@example.org
– Romanian – Virgil Faur email@example.com
Holy Services begin every Sunday and feast days at 10AM.
Church/Romanian Orthodox Mission of St. Joseph the New of Partoș (September 15).
Address: Capilla Católica de la Resurrección, located at Av. Francisco de Orellana and Juan León Mera corner, Juan León Mera building, ground floor, in front of the JW Marriott Hotel
– Romanian and Spanish – Padre Daniel Ene +1-585-705-9288 firstname.lastname@example.org
– Mădălina Chirilă email@example.com
Holy Services will take place on Sundays starting at 10AM; for the exact schedule of these services please contact the above persons.
- CANCUN / PLAYA DEL CARMEN, QUINTANA ROO, MEXICO
Church/Romanian Orthodox Mission of St. Joseph the Confessor of Maramures (April 24).
Address: Santuario Maria Desatadora de Nudos, Av.145 S/N M1- LOTE 01-05, SM 320 Poligono Sur CP 77.536,Benito Juarez (Cancun), Quintana Roo, Mexico.
Contact the following people for more information:
Romanian and Spanish – Padre Daniel Ene +1-585-705-9288 firstname.lastname@example.org
– Father Iulian Aniței +1-830-743-2693 email@example.com
– Eugen Degeratu Gen_dumitru@hotmail.com
Holy Services are held monthly on Saturdays beginning at 10AM. For the exact schedule of these services please contact the above-mentioned persons.
The Russian Orthodox Church also has an active mission Orthodox community in Cancun celebrates first anniversary on feast of TheophanyThe Orthodox faithful of Cancun had much to celebrate on January 19.
“>in Cancun, and the Serbian Orthodox Church recently consecrated a church Ecuador: Orthodox church consecrated for first time in the countryThe building where the Church of the Annunciation is located was purchased with funds allocated by His Eminence Metropolitan Amfilohije of Montenegro of blessed memory.”>in Ecuador.
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