Dear brothers and sisters,
Greetings to you! I hope that you and your beloved ones are well.
Since March 13, when the president announced the first case of Coronavirus in Guatemala, we have lived under the threat of this virus among us. After half a year we continue struggling against the virus and all its effects. Its threat has not diminished but the financial crisis makes people go outside and look for opportunities. This is the case for many businesses that reopened activities during the last weeks, and the airport that reopened on September 18.
The Municipality of La Antigua Guatemala has moved from red to orange (in the board of alert). So, we are aHolllowed to celebrate our services at Convent Concepción taking precautions. According to this information, I plan to celebrate the first Holy Eucharist (during the pandemic) the first Sunday of October, 4th. Depending on this first experience, I plan to celebrate at Convento Concepción, at least twice a month, until we move to yellow. In addition, I hope we can continue with our “Zoom community”. I plan to access Zoom at Convento Concepción and celebrate together with you as we do every Sunday.
The Diocesans office provided each congregation of hands gel, bleach, disinfectant and 3 dozen masks. So, we are ready to welcome you!
Meanwhile, as we await for our liberation, we continue to pray and to take all the necessary precautions.
Hope to see some of you on October 4th at Convento Concepción and others on Zoom…
Blessings to all!
Rev. Neli Miranda
St. Alban Episcopal Mission/English
diocese of Guatemala
IARCA, Anglican Communion