AN URGENT RESPONSIBILITY: SHARING THE GRACE OF HEALING WITH OTHERS

Mother brings malnourished daughter to clinic for evaluation.

The Mayan Orthodox Church - June 2015 Addressing the special gift of physicians to alleviate pain and save lives, St. John Chrysostom would say that “they have an urgent responsibility to share their talents.” St. Basil, likewise acknowledging the gift, taught that “God’s grace is as evident in the healing power of medicine and its practitioners, ...

THE MIDWIVES OF AGUACATE : BIRTHING A VILLAGE

The Midwives of Aguacate and OWOC project director Robert Kirschner

The Mayan Orthodox Church - December 2014 As we approach the glorious celebration of our Lord’s Nativity in the cave of Bethlehem, the thought occurred to me that there might have been a midwife present to assist with the delivery of Jesus. Although the Holy Scriptures remain silent about this, the Orthodox Church’s iconographic depiction of ...

MEDICAL MISSION: UNMERCENARIES NEEDED

Robert Kirschner of Surgicorps with village child

Mayan Orthdooxy - June 2014 On May 29th, Robert Kirschner representing Surgicorps, Maxwell Dotson the CEO of the newly formed NGO- One World, One Community- and I traveled to the remote village of Aguacate, Guatemala, located a short distance below the southern border of Mexico. Our purpose was to explore the possibility of building a health ...