CATHEDRALS OF THE POOR IN GUATEMALA

The experience of worshipping with the indigenous people in their small churches made of baked mud and clay or wooden planks defies description. These are the cathedrals of the poor, every bit as magnificent as the hallowed shrines of Orthodoxy in the great centers of the world. What a great mystery … [Read more...]

A LEGACY OF SERVICE REMEMBERED AND RENEWED

As commemorations of the one year memorial of Fr. Andres Giron continued throughout the villages, the question arises- what made the priestly ministry of this man so compelling to thousands of Mayan people? In an interview, Fr. Andres explained: "I became involved with them twenty-five years ago … [Read more...]

MEMORIA ETERNA! MAYAN ORTHODOX REMEMBER THEIR FOUNDER

"A righteous man shall be in everlasting remembrance..." according to the Psalmist David (Ps. 111:6, OSB). One year after the falling asleep of +Fr. Andres Giron (2/16/14), these words seem to ring true, especially for the many thousands of Mayan Orthodox Christians who still hold him in such high … [Read more...]

Video of Miracle Report in Pebilpam, Guatemala

On March the 10th, we interviewed a woman who reported a miracle that occurred through the intercessions of the late Fr. Andres Giron. We posted an initial article a few days ago, and now we are happy to provide the video of this miracle report. I am translating for the woman as she reports her … [Read more...]

MIRACLE REPORTED THROUGH INTERCESSIONS OF FR. ANDRES

On March 10, 2014, at the outset of our afternoon pastoral visit to the Ascension Parish of Pebilpan in Huehuetenango, Guatemala, I was approached by one of the catechists, who described a recent healing of a three year-old child attributed to the intercessions of the late Fr. Andres Giron … [Read more...]

THOUSANDS MOURN THE PASSING OF FR. ANDRES GIRON

      It was with great sadness that family, friends and the faithful gathered to pay tribute to Fr. Andres Giron- church leader, reformer and passionate servant of the poor. Over the last two months he fought a valiant battle against his diabetes, hoping to overcome its … [Read more...]