The Word from Guatemala is JOY!

We are overjoyed as thousands of Mayan people enter the Orthodox faith. Follow us as we guide them in this transition and help us through your prayers and support.
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5000 liter water tank installed on clinic roof

After one year of planning, building, equipping and hectic last-minute preparations, the Father Andres Giron Clinic in Aguacate, Guatemala began operations on August 20, 2015. It was staffed by a dedicated team of nine 0CMC (Orthodox Christian Mission Center) health professionals. It had been a year fraught with challenges and miracles. With the blessing of […]

Soul and Body: a Video…


In Guatemala the Orthodox Church is ministering to both the soul and the body of the people. A new medical clinic will meet the urgent needs of the Maya populations near the border of Mexico. Watch “Soul and Body” (below) to learn more about the clinic that is under construction! The FATHER ANDRES GIRON CLINIC is being built by […]


Andres Giron Sanatorium and Annunciation Church, the work of healing soul and body

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, as it is in miraculous cures.” […]

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