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Thursday, January 30, 2014

NEWS FROM THE ANGLICAN COMMUNION: South Sudanese Church ‘an example to us all’ in speaking as one for peace, says Archbishop Justin

Justin Welby, The Archbishop of Canterbury
¨The Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby arrived in Juba, South Sudan this morning, saying he brought with him ‘the greetings, love and encouragement’ of his fellow Anglicans to those suffering amid the on-going conflict in the country.
Praising the South Sudanese Church as ‘an example to us all’ in its consistent and unified calls for peace and an end to violence, Archbishop Justin said he joined its leaders in urging political differences to be set aside for the ‘urgent task’ of bringing healing and reconciliation.
Archbishop Justin, accompanied by his wife, Caroline, today starts a five-day visit to South Sudan, Burundi, Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of Congo to meet with fellow Primates of the Anglican Communion, ¨
Thanks to The Lambeth Palace, Press Office


St. Alban English Mission, Antigua, Guatemala is a outreach project of The St. James English parish, Episcopal Diocese of Guatemala, IARCA

The Most Reverend Armando Guerra Soria, Rector and Primate

The Reverend Ricardo Frohmader, Associate Minister
St Alban Mission holds services every Sunday at Noon
Casa Convento Concepcion, Antigua Guatemala
All are welcome - See welcome letter at the sidebar

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

NEWS FROM THE WORLDWIDE ANGLICAN COMMUNION: Zimbabwe Anglicans prepare for women's ordination with CofE visit

“It was as if we had women priests in the diocese already,” said Bishop Gandiya/Zimbabwe.
Bishop of Harare Chad Gandiya has expressed his gratitude for a recent visit to his dioceseby three women priests from the Church of England.
Canon Liz Walker, the Revd Judy Henning and the Revd Anne Jablonski, all from the Diocese of Rochester, travelled to the African nation with their bishop the Rt Revd Brian Castle. 
The trip was, however, more than just a friendly visit, and the three women were deployed to various parishes with the Diocese of Harare. They spent two weekends in parishes and were in Zimbabwe from January 4 to January 13. 
In an interview with ACNS yesterday Bishop Gandiya said, “This was the first in the diocese! The [Church of England] priests were surprised by the reception they received in those parishes and they were able to carry out their work joyfully.” 
The priests also joined fellow clergy from Zimbabwe for a week-long annual clergy retreat at Peterhouse, in the town of Marondera. “It was as if we had women priests in the diocese already,” said Bp Gandiya. 
At its Provincial Synod held in November last year, the Church of the Province of Central Africa, of which Zimbabwe is a part, voted against a motion to allow individual dioceses who want to ordain women to go ahead. 
“Obviously many women are asking why our Province turned down our request and what we are going to do about it,” said Bishop Gandiya. “The first thing we are going to do is report back to Diocesan Synod that had sent us with request in the first place. Secondly, we are continuing with the training we are giving to the laity - in particular women - in theology...” There is more:
http://www.anglicannews.org/news/2014/01/zimbabwe-anglicans-prepare-for-womens-ordination-with-cofe-visit.aspx
Thanks to the Anglican News Service, sidebar
Thanks to the diocese of Zimbabwe
Thanks to the diocese of Rochester, photo credit


St. Alban English Mission, Antigua, Guatemala is a outreach project of The St. James English parish, Episcopal Diocese of Guatemala, IARCA

The Most Reverend Armando Guerra Soria, Rector and Primate

The Reverend Ricardo Frohmader, Associate Minister
St Alban Mission holds services every Sunday at Noon
Casa Convento Concepcion, Antigua Guatemala
All are welcome - See welcome letter at the sidebar

Sunday, January 26, 2014

THE ANGLICAN COMMUNION: Which are the around-the-world Provinces of the Anglican Communion?



St. Alban English Mission, Antigua, Guatemala is a outreach project of The St. James English parish, Episcopal Diocese of Guatemala, IARCA

The Most Reverend Armando Guerra Soria, Rector and Primate

The Reverend Ricardo Frohmader, Associate Minister
St Alban Mission holds services every Sunday at Noon
Casa Convento Concepcion, Antigua Guatemala
All are welcome - See welcome letter at the sidebar

Saturday, January 25, 2014

NEWS - AROUND THE WORLDWIDE ANGLICAN COMMUNION: Bishop Don Bolen of Saskatoon is Canada’s most ecumenically minded bishop.

Bishop Don Bolen of Saskatoon is Canada’s most ecumenically minded bishop.
Bishop Don Bolen of Saskatoon
¨He worked seven years for the Pontifical Commission for Promoting Christian Unity in Rome where he co-ordinated Vatican participation in the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity and watched and encouraged official dialogues between the Catholic Church and Anglicans and Methodists. Though now leading one of Western Canada’s most important dioceses, he remains a member of the Vatican’s ecumenical commission, co-chairs the Anglican-Roman Catholic Commission on Unity and Mission, is a member of the Methodist-Roman Catholic International Commission, sits on the Anglican-Roman Catholic Dialogue of Canada and is a member of the Evangelical-Roman Catholic International Consultation.

Almost 30 years of thinking and acting ecumenically has given Bolen more than just the Cross of St. Augustine from the Archbishop of Canterbury. The bishop has also drawn some conclusions about how a Catholic should do ecumenism. In conversation with The Catholic Register during the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity, Bolen laid out his six principles for achieving Church unity:


More here-

http://www.catholicregister.org/news/canada/item/17540-one-bishops-guide-to-ecumenism


Thanks to Three Rivers Episcopal, sidebar

http://3riversepiscopal.blogspot.com/2014/01/one-bishops-guide-to-ecumenism.html



St. Alban English Mission, Antigua, Guatemala is a outreach project of The St. James English parish, Episcopal Diocese of Guatemala, IARCA

The Most Reverend Armando Guerra Soria, Rector and Primate

The Reverend Ricardo Frohmader, Associate Minister
St Alban Mission holds services every Sunday at Noon
Casa Convento Concepcion, Antigua Guatemala
All are welcome - See welcome letter at the sidebar

Friday, January 24, 2014

TO THE ANGLICAN COMMUNION OF MEXICO: The Diocese of Guatemala expresses its condolences on the passing of Bishop Melchor

Melchor Saucedo Mendoza Bishop Emeritus San Juán Cosalá, Jalisco

 ¨The Diocese of Guatemala expresses its condolences to the Anglican community of Mexico, and specially to the Anglicans of the Diocese of the West of Mexico, as well as to the wife and family of Bishop Melchor Saucedo. Bishop Saucedo served in this Diocese as Bishop pro tempore, leaving us, people and clergy with good memories of his ministry. We trust that the Lord has receive him with open arms in the Kingdom he has promised us.¨  
Armando Guerra Soria
Armando Guerra Soria12:56pm Jan 24
La Diocesis de Guatemala expresa su mas sentida condolencia a la pueblo anglicano de Mexico, especialmente a los anglicanos de la Diocesis de Occidente, a la esposa y familia en general por el sentido fallecimiento del Obispo Melchor Saucedo. El Obispo Melchor sirvio a esta Diocesis como Obispo protempore dejando entre el clero y pueblo guatemalteco gratos recuerdos de su ministerio. confiamos en que el Señor le ha recibido con los brazos abiertos en el Reino que le tenia prometido.

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

SHARING GOOD NEWS: Saving the Museum of Art of College St. Pierre, Port au Prince, Haiti

Earthquake by Raphael Denis
Hector Hyppolite - La femme aux oiseaux
Le Nouvelliste (the national newspaper of Haiti) has just published a piece on the Museum of Art of College St. Pierre.  At long last the beginnings of the work to repair structural damage caused by the earthquake of 2010 is underway.  Read the article:

http://lenouvelliste.com/lenouvelliste/article/126479/Il-faut-sauver-le-musee-dArt-haitien-du-college-Saint-Pierre.html

The Museum of Art of College St. Pierre is immensely important to the vitality of the arts in Haiti. It houses thousands of works of Haitian art and encourages the arts in Haiti through exhibits, its museum shop and exhibitions in various institutions in and outside Haiti.

Bishop Alfred Voegeli, who had the vision that led to having murals by Haitian artists in the Cathedral in Port - au - Prince, collected Haitian art and worked closely with the Center of Art,  and under his visionary influence, before and after being expelled from Haiti, the museum came into being.  More can be read about the Museum, its collections and history: 


 http://toussaintlouverturefoundation-or.doodlekit.com/home

This is good news indeed.  


Thanks to Canon Mark Harris, TEC
Thanks to Preludium, sidebar
Thanks to The Museum of Art, College St. Pierre, Haiti

http://anglicanfuture.blogspot.com/2014/01/saving-museum-of-art-of-college-st.html






St. Alban English Mission, Antigua, Guatemala is a outreach project of The St. James English parish, Episcopal Diocese of Guatemala, IARCA

The Most Reverend Armando Guerra Soria, Rector and Primate

The Reverend Ricardo Frohmader, Associate Minister
St Alban Mission holds services every Sunday at Noon
Casa Convento Concepcion, Antigua Guatemala
All are welcome - See welcome letter at the sidebar


Tuesday, January 21, 2014

THANKS TO LAY ANGLICANA: Prayers of Intercession for Third Sunday of Epiphany Year A 26 January 2014



Prayers of Intercession

Lord,  teach us to remember to pray for others and save us from being self-centred in our own prayers. May we be so bound up in love with those for whom we pray, that we may feel their needs as acutely as our own, and intercede for them with sensitivity, with understanding and with imagination. *

¶The Church of Christ

Lord, send out your light and truth upon your Church, that they may bind us together as they lead us to your kingdom. Instil in us the same sense of urgency and mission that your Son inspired in the fishermen of Galilee, as we seek to do your will through our hands and feet. And to sustain us on the journey ahead, kindle, we pray, the flame of your love in our hearts .
Lord, keep our lamps burning as you turn our darkness into light: in your mercy, hear our prayer.

¶Creation, human society, the Sovereign and those in authority

Lord, we pray for the world that we live in, truly a global village thanks to modern communications. As we daily hear news of disaster somewhere on our planet, help us not to become insensitive to world events, and respond with what help we can, without losing heart and courage. Faithful to your covenant with the earth, steady our hearts and wills in times of great turbulence, that we may fulfil your purpose for us as heralds of your just and lasting peace.
Lord, keep our lamps burning as you turn our darkness into light: in your mercy, hear our prayer.

¶The local community

Lord, we thank you for the strength you give us to build our community, to maintain our settled routines of caring and sharing. But now we ask you to set us on fire, to burn from us all that dims your light. Kindle an answering flame in the lives of those around us, that darkness may be driven back and glory stream into your world, transforming it so we may walk in your light.
Lord, keep our lamps burning as you turn our darkness into light: in your mercy, hear our prayer.

¶Those who suffer

Lord, we bring before you all those that are in pain or despair. Give light to them that sit in darkness and in the shadow of death. Inspire them with the belief and trust that neither death nor life, nor angels nor principalities nor powers, nor things present nor things to come, nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation can separate us from your presence, and that we are more than conquerors through your love.
Lord, keep our lamps burning as you turn our darkness into light: in your mercy, hear our prayer.
 ¶The communion of saints
Lord of time and eternity, we thank you for the lives of all who have encouraged us and taught us of your love, and now live in your fuller presence. We pray that we in turn may be given a share in your glory.
Lord, keep our lamps burning as you turn our darkness into light: in your mercy, hear our prayer.

*Based on a prayer of Calvin, anthologised by SPCK in their useful collection of prayers online.

Thanks to Lay Anglicana, sidebar
http://www.layanglicana.org/blog/2014/01/20/intercessions-for-third-sunday-of-epiphany-year-a-26-january-2014/


St. Alban English Mission, Antigua, Guatemala is a outreach project of The St. James English parish, Episcopal Diocese of Guatemala, IARCA
The Most Reverend Armando Guerra Soria, Rector and Primate
The Reverend Ricardo Frohmader, Associate Minister
St Alban Mission holds services every Sunday at Noon
Casa Convento Concepcion, Antigua Guatemala
All are welcome - See welcome letter at the sidebar

Monday, January 20, 2014

THE REV. BOSCO PETERS: Focus on God ¨Not a being. But Being¨


Focus on God 

Church is for God. For spirituality. For meditation. For prayer. For liturgy. This should be self evident.
Κύριον τὸν Θεόν σου προσκυνήσεις, καὶ αὐτῷ μόνῳ λατρεύσεις
Worship the Lord your God, and serve only him. Matthew 4:10
προσκυνέω proskyneō worship God
If people want the experience of a café, or a club, or group therapy, they will go to a café, join a club, or enrol for group therapy – because those do that better. Church is about God.
Let the focus not be on health, wealth, peace, etc. Those may or may not be results of focus on God…
And let the focus not be on some sort of super, invisible sky fairy. God as an invisible imaginary friend is often a nice place to start the journey, but the church’s focus needs to include the immortal, invisible, in-light-inaccessible-hid-from-our-eyes God. The One who is closer to me than I am to myself. The one who is my existence, our existence, the mystery at the heart of reality. Not a being. But Being.
There doesn’t need to be a gimmick to try and lure people in. I recently watched a video clip of the start of a Christmas “service” in which the pastor drove onto the stage (you could hardly refer to it as a “sanctuary”), dry ice came out of the car as he stepped out of it onto the stage while the lead guitarist did an amazing riff. The theme of the service was “what car would God drive?”
There is nothing wrong with a gimmick occasionally. There is nothing wrong with the occasional hook. But let it not even be the icing on the cake. It is the decoration on the icing. If the cake is foul, non-existent, or not nourishing, and the icing is poor, people quickly tire of the decoration. Those who come for the gimmick, the decoration, might turn up each year when it is “wear-something-red Sunday” or “funny-hat Sunday” or “animal Sunday”.
Some become addicted to gimmicks and novelty. A priest colleague had a nervous breakdown when he could no longer keep up with the relentless demand he had set himself to constantly better last time’s gimmick. Yes, as I said, the gimmick may bring some to God – but when our trust shifts from God to gimmicks the alarm bells should be ringing loud. Bait and switch has no place in church. It so often does.
Church might have programmes, but the programmes ought not to dominate the God-life. Too often the latest trendy programme takes the church’s energy. Those who have seen them come and go know that this too will pass to give way to the next burst of enthusiasm for the next favoured programme.
Prayer, meditation, the Daily Office, the Eucharist – these are the “programmes” that should dominate our church life.
Habit 1 of highly effective churches is focus on God...there will be more from Bosco+ at the Anglican Church in New Zealand:
The Reverend Bosco Peters
http://liturgy.co.nz/seven-habits-of-highly-effective-churches-1/17783
Thanks to ¨Liturgy¨, sidebar
St. Alban English Mission, Antigua, Guatemala is a outreach project of The St. James English parish, Episcopal Diocese of Guatemala, IARCA
The Most Reverend Armando Guerra Soria, Rector and Primate
The Reverend Ricardo Frohmader, Associate Minister
St Alban Mission holds services every Sunday at Noon
Casa Convento Concepcion, Antigua Guatemala
All are welcome - See welcome letter at the sidebar

Saturday, January 18, 2014

A MESSAGE FROM FR. RICARDO: The Saint Alban Community will not hold services tomorrow Sunday, January 19th



Dear Brother and Sisters in Christ

The Saint Alban Community will not hold services tomorrow Sunday, January 19th. It is the date of Saint James' Annual Meeting and so I need to be there. You are all welcome to attend Saint James' Eucharist tomorrow, and the Annual Meeting following.

We will have services on January 26th in Antigua, at our usual hour. See you then. In the meantime I will be in Antigua on Wednesday January 22 in the morning. If you would like me to drop by or meet over a cup of coffee at Café Condesa, let me know.

Ricardo+

Friday, January 17, 2014

THE DAILY OFFICE WEST VIDEO: Pleiades – Saya Watatani, Maki Yokoyama; Seiya Ishii; Nobuyuki Hanabusa



¨Seek the One who made the Pleiades and Orion, and turns deep darkness into the morning, and darkens the day into night; who calls for the waters of the sea and pours them out upon the surface of the earth: The Lord is his name.¨ Amos 5:8

Thanks to The Daily Office West, sidebar
Thanks to Josh Thomas
Thanks to The Episcopal Church diocese of Indianapolis

http://dailyoffice.org/2014/01/17/video-evensong-1-17-14-antony-abbot-in-egypt-356/


St. Alban English Mission, Antigua, Guatemala is a outreach project of The St. James English parish, Episcopal Diocese of Guatemala, IARCA
The Most Reverend Armando Guerra Soria, Rector and Primate
The Reverend Ricardo Frohmader, Associate Minister
St Alban Mission holds services every Sunday at Noon
Casa Convento Concepcion, Antigua Guatemala
All are welcome - See welcome letter at the sidebar

Monday, January 13, 2014

UPCOMING EXHIBITION - MUSEUM OF BIBLICAL ART: Object of Devotion - Medieval English Alabaster Sculpture from the Victoria and Albert Museum

Slide Show - Click Herehttp://mobia.org/exhibitions/object-of-devotion#slideshow5
During the later Middle Ages, England was home to a thriving art industry that produced colorful and delicate alabaster sculptures in large quantities and distributed them throughout Europe, many for use in private homes. This exhibition of an expressive, often-overlooked artistic medium comes from the world’s greatest collection of medieval alabaster sculptures, at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, and offers a fascinating window into the role of art in the personal devotional practices of the Middle Ages. Object of Devotion is comprised of approximately 60 biblically inspired alabaster relief sculptures from the fourteenth, fifteenth, and sixteenth centuries.

This exhibition is organized and circulated by Art Services International, Alexandria, Virginia, and is supported by a grant from The Samuel H. Kress Foundation
Major support for MOBIA’s exhibitions and programs is provided by American Bible Society and by Howard and Roberta Ahmanson.
This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.

Thanks to MOBIA - The Museum of Biblical Art New York City

St. Alban English Mission, Antigua, Guatemala is a outreach project of The St. James English parish, Episcopal Diocese of Guatemala, IARCA
The Most Reverend Armando Guerra Soria, Rector and Primate
The Reverend Ricardo Frohmader, Associate Minister
St Alban Mission holds services every Sunday at Noon
Casa Convento Concepcion, Antigua Guatemala
All are welcome - See welcome letter at the sidebar

Saturday, January 11, 2014

MAKING US PART OF THE BODY OF CHRIST: ¨We are baptized because God wants us to be His beloved sons and daughters...¨ Fr. Ricardo Frohmader


A Homily for the First Sunday after Epiphany, 2014

Last Sunday we celebrated the Feast of the Epiphany. For us the Feast centers on the revelation of Jesus Christ to the gentiles, as personified by the three magi who visit the infant Jesus, and bring him gifts that are tokens of his kingship, divinity, and death. Tradition has emphasized the universality of the revelation by making of the magi kings, coming from different parts of the gentile world. Sometimes one is black, one Asiatic and one white. They ride horses, one humped camels or two humped camels. Sometimes one is on a horse, one on a camel, and one on an elephant. The metaphors are clear-Jesus is a universal king, and as such garners the fealty of the gentile kings to whom he is revealed.

Our Gospel reading for this first Sunday after Epiphany is the account of Jesus’ baptism from the Gospel according to Saint Matthew. From all of the Gospel accounts, it is clear that at the beginning of his ministry Jesus was baptized by John the Baptist. Jesus spent a good deal of time with the first disciples by the river Jordan, near to John, and his disciples also baptized people. Now why was Jesus baptized?

All four Gospels coincide in showing that Jesus’ baptism by John the Baptist marks the beginning of Jesus’ ministry on earth. Why would a man who was also God, like us in every aspect except without sin, undergo a baptism which was meant for the remission of sin of those who were repentant? We believe that Jesus was without sin. Therefore he could not repent because there were no sins to repent from. So why does this baptism take place?
A good question…but we have to ask ourselves whether Jesus, prior to his baptism, was aware of his special relationship with God, and whether he had received the Spirit prior to his baptism. This is a very delicate theological question, because I might be seen to be teetering on the brink of an ancient heresy known as “adoptionism”, which held that Jesus was not the Word incarnate, but was adopted as God’s son at his baptism. Orthodox (non-heretical) Christians affirm rather that Jesus was indeed born God incarnate, but that his Godhood was veiled or attenuated by a self-emptying we call kenosis. The concept is best set forth in an early Christian hymn which Paul quotes in Philippians 2, 6-8 regarding Christ Jesus:

Who being in very nature God
did not consider equality with God
something to be grasped,
but made himself nothing, taking the very nature of a servant,
being made in human likeness
And being found in appearance as a man,
he humbled himself
and became obedient to death-
even death on a cross.

What is clear from three of the four Gospel accounts (Matthew, Mark, Luke) is that upon emerging from the waters of the Jordan “…just as he came up from the water suddenly the heavens were opened to him, and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove and alighting on him. And a voice from heaven said, “This is my Son, the Beloved, with whom I am well pleased”.
In Saint Mark’s account “… he saw the heavens torn apart and the Spirit descending like a dove on him. And a voice came from heaven, "You are my Son, the Beloved; with you I am well pleased." Mark 1, 10-11
Luke 3, 21-22 tells of the baptism as follows: “When all the people were being baptized, Jesus was baptized too, and as he was praying, heaven was opened and the Holy Spirit descended on him in bodily form like a dove. And a voice came from heaven: “You are my Son whom I love; with you I am well pleased”.

The Gospel according to Saint John gives another version. In the three preceding Gospels, it is Jesus who sees and hears. It is he who has this tremendous epiphany, in which the Holy Spirit descends on him, and in which God the Father proclaims his love for and pleasure in his Son. This is without question an overwhelming experience for Jesus. It marks the beginning of his ministry, which he sets out on, knowing that the Spirit of the Lord is upon him, and that he has a special relationship with the Father.
In the Gospel according to Saint John’s version, it is John the Baptist who witnesses and testifies to what is said in the three preceding accounts:
“I myself did not know him, but the reason I came baptizing with water was that he might be revealed to Israel….I saw the Spirit come down from heaven as a dove and remain on him. I would not have known him, except that the one who sent me to baptize with water told me, “The man on whom you see the Spirit come down and remain is he who will baptize with the Holy Spirit”. I have seen and I testify that this is the Son of God.” John 1, 32-34.

There can be no doubt that the baptism of our Lord is a powerful and transcendent experience for him, for the Holy Spirit descends on him, and he becomes aware that he has a special relationship with the Father. His experience is sometimes called an epiphany, but the Eastern Churches term it a theophany, or an experience of God. And yes, this is what our human Jesus undergoes when he is baptized. His son-ship is revealed to us and to him, and the Holy Spirit descends on him and will guide him now in his ministry
I think we can safely say that all four of the gospel accounts of the relationship between John the Baptist and Jesus the Christ seek to show John as the precursor to the true Messiah, Jesus. After the death of both John and Jesus, John’s followers also continued their missionary work. As with the Christians, the destruction of Jerusalem in 70 A.D. scattered them. But they did not disappear. Up until 2003, when President Bush democratized Iraq, about 60,000 Mandeans who consider John the Baptist their main prophet and who practice baptism for the repentance of sins lived in Southern Iraq. Imagine how strong they may have been in the decades and first centuries after Christ’s death to have survived in largely hostile
environments into the 21stcentury.

Let us return to our main theme this morning, which is our Lord’s baptism, and the theophany that ensues for him, and for us. For Jesus, fully human, and emptied of his divine attributes, the baptism may be the first realization as a human that he has a mission, that he has the powers of the Spirit, and that he has a special relationship with God, who expresses his love and pleasure in him, and calls him his Son. His ministry begins shortly after.
As Christians, the event holds a special significance for us as well, since it reveals Jesus as the Son of God, it shows the Holy Spirit descending on Jesus, and it reveals God the Father as loving father of His Son, and well pleased in Him. For us, it is the first revelation in Scripture of the Holy Trinity. All three elements of the Godhead are present in the four accounts of the baptism of Jesus: Father, Son and Holy Spirit. And that, for us, should be our epiphany: the realization that there is one God, in three persons, and they all converge at Jesus’ baptism, as they do at ours.

At Jesus’ baptism God declared him His Beloved Son. When we are baptized, God adopts us as his children, making us part of the body of Christ, which is the Church, and heirs to God’s kingdom. We are baptized in the name of the three persons of our one God-Father, Son and Holy Spirit. On a spiritual level Baptism is union with Christ in his death and resurrection. As he rose, so we also are born again, into God’s family the universal church. Our sins are forgiven, we are re-born, and we have new life in the Holy Spirit. In water we are cleansed and forgiven. In the sealing with chrism, or marking with the sign of the cross we are sealed by the Holy Spirit in Baptism and marked as Christ’s own for ever.

We are baptized because God wants us to be His beloved sons and daughters. Our Baptisms are an everlasting sign of his love for us. Now let us please turn to page 304 of our Prayer Books, and renew our own Baptismal Covenant.¨  The Reverend Ricardo Frohmader, Associate Minister, St. Alban Mission, Antigua, Guatemala, The Episcopal Diocese of Guatemala. sermon for January 12, 2014, 12:00, NOON, Casa Convento Concepcion, Antigua, Guatemala.

St. Alban English Mission, Antigua, Guatemala is a outreach project of The St. James English parish, Episcopal Diocese of Guatemala, IARCA
The Most Reverend Armando Guerra Soria, Rector and Primate
The Reverend Ricardo Frohmader, associate minister
St Alban Mission holds services every Sunday at Noon
Casa Convento Concepcion, Antigua Guatemala
All are welcome