Orthodoxy in Ixcan, Guatemala: A Story of Resilient Faith

by Fr. John Chakos Up until the late fifties, the sparsely populated jungle area of Ixcan in western Guatemala was thought to be worthless by the government. In an effort to populate the region for the benefit of the indigenous tribes, a program of land reform was initiated. Taking advantage of this opportunity, a Maryknoll […]

Now This is Glory: Orthodox Baptisms in Aguacate, Guatemala

Orthodoxy in the New World This village is almost entirely Orthodox Christian, so large baptisms are very common. The baptisms in this video were part of a full baptism service in the parish of the Annunciation.  Listen to the music of those beautiful children! It is so wonderful, I could not pass up the opportunity […]

The Most Orthodox Country In The Western Hemisphere

Almost overnight, Guatemala has become the most Orthodox country in the Western Hemisphere.

Orthodoxy Has A Great Future In Guatemala

Conversation with Abbess Ines, head of the Holy Trinity Monastery in Guatemala 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 […]