EARTHQUAKE IN MEXICO: “IT SEEMED LIKE OUR TIME HAD COME…”

Fund for assistance  - 14/9/17 Schema Archimandrite Nektariy and brethren of the Holy Trinity Monastery in Mexico City are alive and well after the 8.4 earthquake in Mexico. Fr Nektariy wrote to FFA: "You could only hear the cracking of walls and furniture and things falling down; our bells were ringing... it seemed that our time had come... we ...

Church: Mexican Firms Lending a Hand to Trump’s Border Wall Are ‘Traitors’

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Sputniknews - 28/3/17 On Sunday the Catholic Archdiocese of Mexico said that any Mexicans who assist in the construction of US President Donald Trump’s infamous proposed border wall would be guilty of treason towards their country. The largest archdiocese in the country penned an editorial designed to pressure Mexico City to dissuade companies who may profit from the ...

Laying a Foundation: 2016 OCMC Mission Team to Mexico

Hannah Valentine - April- May 2016- OCMC OCMC recently sent its fourth mission team of 2016 to San Esteban, Mexico, to support the faithful by offering simple catechism and the life-giving services of the Church. OCA Archpriest Antonio Perdomo of Pharr, TX, led the team of seven: Fr. David Moga (WI), Sbdn. Basil Almy (KS), Art ...

Moscow Patriarchate’s parish opened at the centre of Mexico City

  2/8/14 In compliance with an agreement between Archbishop Justinian of Elista and Kalmykia, authorized by His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia, and the Catholic Primate of Mexico, Archbishop Norberto Rivera Carrera of Mexico City, the 17th century Catholic Church of the Conception of the Virgin Mary was handed over for the free temporary ...

No damage reported in Diocese of Mexico after quake

MEXICO CITY [OCA] 28/3/2012 His Grace, Bishop Alejo of Mexico City, reported that the Cathedral of the Ascension here was not affected by the powerful and prolonged earthquake that rocked Mexico and parts of Central America on Tuesday, March 20, 2012. While electricity and phone service were cut off, there were no immediate reports of serious damage in ...

Exarchate of Mexico elevated to full diocesan status

MEXICO CITY, MEXICO [OCA Communications] -- On Sunday, January 18, 2009, His Beatitude, Metropolitan Jonah, together with hierarchs from the Holy Synod of Bishops of the Orthodox Church in America, clergy, monastics, and a multitude of faithful from throughout Mexico, the US, and Canada gathered at La Catedral de la Asención de Nuestro Señor in ...

His Grace, Bishop Alejo elected ruling bishop of Exarchate of Mexico

SYOSSET, NY [OCA Communications] -- On Thursday, October 16, 2008, the Holy Synod of Bishops of the Orthodox Church in America, meeting for its 2008 Fall Session, elected His Grace, Bishop Alejo, as ruling Bishop of Mexico City and the Exarchate of Mexico. The OCA's Exarchate of Mexico was received into the Orthodox Church in ...