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Monday, February 23, 2015

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Oración Matutina Diaria

Si decimos que no tenemos pecado, nos engañamos a nosotros mismos, y la verdad no está en nosotros. Si confesamos nuestros pecados, él es fiel y justo para perdonar nuestros pecados, y limpiarnos de toda maldad. 1 San Juan 1:8, 9

Confesión de Pecado
Dios de misericordia, confesamos que hemos pecado contra ti por pensamiento, palabra y obra, por lo que hemos hecho y lo que hemos dejado de hacer. No te hemos amado con todo el corazón; no hemos amado a nuestro prójimo como a nosotros mismos. Sincera y humildemente nos arrepentimos. Por amor de tu Hijo Jesucristo, ten piedad de nosotros y perdónanos; así tu voluntad será nuestra alegría y andaremos por tus caminos, para gloria de tu Nombre. Amén.

Dios omnipotente tenga misericordia de nosotros, perdone todos nuestros pecados por Jesucristo nuestro Señor, nos fortalezca en toda bondad y por el poder del Espíritu Santo, nos conserve en la vida eterna. Amén.

Invitatorio y Salterio

Señor, abre nuestros labios.
Y nuestra boca proclamará tu alabanza.

Gloria al Padre, y al Hijo y al Espíritu Santo: como era en el principio, ahora y siempre, por los siglos de los siglos. Amén. ¡Aleluya!

Misericordioso y clemente es el Señor: vengan y adorémosle.

Venite Salmo 95:1-7
Vengan, cantemos alegremente al Señor; *
aclamemos con júbilo a la Roca que nos salva.
Lleguemos ante su presencia con alabanza, *
vitoreándole con cánticos;
Porque el Señor es Dios grande, *
y Rey grande sobre todos los dioses.
En su mano están las profundidades de la tierra, *
y las alturas de los montes son suyas.
Suyo el mar, pues él lo hizo, *
y sus manos formaron la tierra seca.
Vengan, adoremos y postrémonos; *
arrodillémonos delante del Señor nuestro Hacedor;
Porque él es nuestro Dios;
nosotros el pueblo de su dehesa, y ovejas de su mano. *
¡Ojalá escuchen hoy su voz!

Salmo 41
Bienaventurados los que cuidan al pobre y menesteroso; *
en el día malo los librará el Señor.
El Señor los guardará y los preservará en vida,
para que sean dichosos en la tierra; *
y no los entregará a la voluntad de sus enemigos.
El Señor los sostendrá en el lecho del dolor, *
y les ministrará en su enfermedad.
Yo dije: "Señor, ten misericordia de mí; *
sáname, porque contra ti he pecado".
Mis enemigos hablan mal de mí, preguntando: *
"¿Cuándo morirá, y perecerá su nombre?"
Aun cuando vienen a verme, hablan mentiras; *
su corazón recoge rumores falsos;
al salir fuera los divulgan.
Reunidos murmuran contra mí todos mis enemigos; *
contra mí idean daño, diciendo:
"Cosa pestilente se ha apoderado de él, *
y el que cayó en cama no volverá a levantarse".
Aun mi amigo íntimo, en quien yo fiaba,
el que de mi pan comía, *
alzó contra mí el calcañar, y me abandonó.
Mas tú, oh Señor, ten misericordia de mí; *
hazme levantar, y les daré el pago.
Por ello conoceré que te he agradado, *
que mi enemigo no se huelga de mí.
En cuanto a mí, en mi integridad sostenme; *
hazme estar delante de ti para siempre.
Bendito sea el Señor, el Dios de Israel, *
por los siglos de los siglos. Amén y Amén.

Salmo 52
¿Por qué te jactas de maldad, oh tirano, *
contra el devoto todo el día?
Urdes agravios; como navaja afilada es tu lengua, *
tú que obras engaño.
Amas el mal más que el bien, *
la mentira más que la verdad.
Amas toda suerte de palabras hirientes, *
oh lengua engañosa.
¡Oh, si Dios te derribara totalmente, *
te asolara y te arrancara de tu morada,
y te desarraigara de la tierra de los vivientes!
Verán los justos, y temerán; *
entonces se reirán de él, diciendo:
"He aquí el que no puso a Dios por fortaleza, *
sino que confió en sus muchas riquezas,
y persistió en su maldad".
Pero yo estoy en la casa de Dios como olivo verde; *
en la misericordia de Dios confío eternamente y para siempre.
Siempre te daré gracias por lo que has hecho, *
y proclamaré, en la presencia de tus santos,
que tu Nombre es bueno.

Gloria al Padre, y al Hijo y al Espíritu Santo: *
como era en el principio, ahora y siempre,
por los siglos de los siglos. Amén.

Deuteronomio 8:11-20
Moisés dijo: "Tengan cuidado de no olvidarse del Señor su Dios. No dejen de cumplir sus mandamientos, decretos y leyes que les he ordenado hoy. Cuando hayan comido y estén satisfechos, y vivan en las buenas casas que hayan construido, y vean que sus vacas y ovejas han aumentado, lo mismo que su oro y su plata y todas sus propiedades, no se llenen de orgullo ni se olviden del Señor su Dios, que los sacó de Egipto, donde eran esclavos; que los hizo marchar por el grande y terrible desierto, lleno de serpientes venenosas y escorpiones, y donde no había agua. Pero él sacó agua de una dura roca y les dio de beber, y en el desierto los alimentó con maná, comida que los antepasados de ustedes no habían conocido, para humillarlos y ponerlos a prueba, y para bien de ustedes al fin de cuentas. No se les ocurra pensar: 'Toda esta riqueza la hemos ganado con nuestro propio esfuerzo.' Deben acordarse del Señor su Dios, ya que ha sido él quien les ha dado las fuerzas para adquirirla, cumpliendo así con ustedes la alianza que antes había hecho con los antepasados de ustedes. Pero si se olvidan ustedes del Señor su Dios, y se van tras otros dioses y les rinden culto, yo les aseguro desde ahora que ustedes serán destruidos por completo. De la misma manera que el Señor destruirá a las naciones que ustedes encuentren a su paso, así también ustedes serán destruidos por haber desobedecido al Señor su Dios.”

Primer Cántico de Isaías Ecce, Deus
Isaías 12:2-6

He aquí es Dios quien me salva; *
confiaré en él y no temeré.
Mi fortaleza y mi refugio es el Señor; *
él se hizo mi Salvador.
Sacarán ustedes aguas con júbilo *
de las fuentes de salvación.
Aquel día dirán: *
Den gracias al Señor e invoquen su Nombre.
Cuenten a los pueblos sus hazañas; *
pregonen que su Nombre es excelso.
Canten alabanzas al Señor, porque ha hecho cosas sublimes, *
y esto es conocido por toda la tierra.
Vitoreen, habitantes de Sión, con gritos de júbilo, *
porque grande es en medio de ti el Santo de Israel.

Gloria al Padre, y al Hijo y al Espíritu Santo: *
como era en el principio, ahora y siempre,
por los siglos de los siglos. Amén.

Hebreos 2:11-18
Porque todos son del mismo Padre: tanto los consagrados como el que los consagra. Por esta razón, el Hijo de Dios no se avergüenza de llamarlos hermanos, al decir en la Escritura: "Hablaré de ti a mis hermanos, y te cantaré himnos en medio de la congregación." También dice: "En él pondré mi esperanza." Y otra vez dice: "Aquí estoy, con los hijos que Dios me dio." Así como los hijos de una familia son de la misma carne y sangre, así también Jesús fue de carne y sangre humanas, para derrotar con su muerte al que tenía poder para matar, es decir, al diablo. De esta manera ha dado libertad a todos los que por miedo a la muerte viven como esclavos durante toda la vida. Pues ciertamente no vino para ayudar a los ángeles, sino a los descendientes de Abraham. Y para eso tenía que hacerse igual en todo a sus hermanos, para llegar a ser un Sumo Sacerdote fiel y compasivo en su servicio a Dios, y para obtener el perdón de los pecados de los hombres por medio del sacrificio. Y como él mismo sufrió y fue puesto a prueba, ahora puede ayudar a los que también son puestos a prueba.

Cántico de los Redimidos Magna et mirabilia
Apocalipsis 15:3-4

Grandes y asombrosas son tus obras, *
Señor Dios, Rey del universo;
Justos y fidedignos tus caminos, *
oh Rey de los siglos.
¿Quién no te acatará y bendecirá tu Nombre? *
Tú sólo eres el Santo.
Todas las naciones vendrán y se postrarán ante ti, *
Pues tus hechos justos se hicieron manifiestos.

Gloria al Padre, y al Hijo y al Espíritu Santo: *
como era en el principio, ahora y siempre,
por los siglos de los siglos. Amén.

Credo de los Apóstoles
Creo en Dios Padre todopoderoso,
creador del cielo y de la tierra.
Creo en Jesucristo, su único Hijo, nuestro Señor.
Fue concebido por obra y gracia del Espíritu Santo
y nació de la Virgen María.
Padeció bajo el poder de Poncio Pilato.
Fue crucificado, muerto y sepultado.
Descendió a los infiernos.
Al tercer día resucitó de entre los muertos.
Subió a los cielos,
y está sentado a la diestra de Dios Padre.
Desde allí ha de venir a juzgar a vivos y muertos.
Creo en el Espíritu Santo,
la santa Iglesia católica,
la comunión de los santos,
el perdón de los pecados,
la resurrección de los muertos,
y la vida eterna. Amén.

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Thanks to Josh Thomas
Thanks to Padre Mickey

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Sunday, February 22, 2015

THE MOST REVEREND STURDIE DOWNS: Consecrated 4th Primate of The Anglican Church in the Region of Central America

Two former primates and the college of bishops from IARCA consecrate the new Primate
The Most Reverend Sturdie Downs, Bishop of Nicaragua
(photo thanks to Romero Norma)
Saint Alban Episcopal Mission, Antigua, Guatemala


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Bishop Armando Guerra Soria,  Rector of St. Alban Mission, Bishop of Guatemala and Primate Emeritus of Central America

The Rev. Ricardo Frohmader
Associate Minister
Saint Alban Episcopal Mission
Antigua Guatemala

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Friday, February 20, 2015

Meditation Moments in Lent: Frederick Douglass ~ Prophetic Witness. Christina Brennan Lee

PEOPLE'S PRAYERS:

            We have men sold to build churches, women sold to support the gospel, and babes sold to purchase Bibles for the poor heathen! All for the glory of God and the good of souls! The slave auctioneer’s bell and the church-going bell chime in with each other, and the bitter cries of the heart-broken slave are drowned in the religious shouts of his pious master. Revivals of religion and revivals in the slave-trade go hand in hand.             ~ Frederick Douglass 1817-1895*

Will it ever be more than an "Us vs Them" world where we use the name of God as a weapon to justify all manner of inhumanity towards others? Where we choose to reject, demean, dismiss, cast out, or enslave others who don't look like or think like or believe like us? Where the few, for their own sense of power and personal gain, deliberately mislead the many who follow blindly into thoughts, words, and deeds that promote mistrust, deception, hatred, and all too much violence? Are we, the many, too self-absorbed to realize how easy it is to fall into unconscious group-think "understanding" and apply derogatory categories and labels that define our relationships with those other  than ourselves? 

Holy Lord of Heaven and Earth, 
         In this sacred time of Lent, grant me the strength of character and the courage of conviction and action of Your Servant, Frederick. Move me to go beyond merely knowing  what is right and good to being  right and good, and further, to doing  right and good in Your name for all the people of this world, especially in my own community. Help me to push beyond the barriers of my own making, to see through the halos and shadows imposed by others but accepted by me. Guide my heart to remember that we are each and every one the essence of Your Creation. And most of all, when I am in the midst of a moment of anger, doubt, fear, or uncertainty, help me to thoughtfully respond rather than mindlessly react out of arrogance or a false sense of superiority. Push me to take the time to breathe in Your Spirit and the love of Christ and Your saving help again that I may exhale grace into the space around me.  Create in me a clean heart, O God, and renew a right spirit within me.   amen.

Thanks to Christina Brennan Lee
Thanks to People's Prayers, sidebar

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*Born into slavery on the Eastern Shore of Maryland, Douglass ultimately escaped and, as an ardent abolitionist leader, social reformer, renowned orator and author, the power of his pen and speech, at the very least, decimated the prevailing argument that people of color were intellectually inferior.  Becoming a licensed lay preacher in the A.M.E. Zion Church in 1839, his phenomenal biography would be amazing for anyone and all the more so for an escaped slave. He so impressed the Irish and English on a tour there, that funds were raised by British supporters to purchase his freedom from his owner in 1846. He returned to the US as a free man. The US Episcopal Church celebrates Douglass as a Prophetic Witness on the Liturgical Calendar for February 20.   See the following http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frederick_Douglass 

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Spring Cleaning Begins - Ash Wednesday - People's Prayers, Christina Brennan Lee

what it has to teach you.
                                                                                                                                       [Richard Rohr, O.F.B*

 Here we are again at Ash Wednesday as Lent begins the Christian 40-day journey to Easter. Some will give up chocolate, junk food, or alcohol as an expression of penitence. Others will take on a new prayer or meditation discipline for

the period, and some will be well-intentioned, begin in good faith, but falter along the way - not unlike "New Year's Resolutions." Some, of course, won't give Lent any particular attention.
        Some of us will receive ashes on our foreheads - which can be a stark and somber emblem of our individual and collective mortality - from dust we came and to dust we will return. It is also a graphic symbol of our faith commitment, our team logo, a temporary tattoo of our family crest, the sign of the Presence of Christ - the Light of the World.         Let's not make this Lent a dark and dreary trudge through the wilderness of gloom and doom. Life is a gift of God, a treasure, a miracle. While we must take the time to examine our sins and acknowledge the everyday idols that lead us astray, let us also do as Fr. Richard Rohr suggests - learn what our sins can teach us about ourselves. We go through much of life unconsciously and we can't get rid of something we don't know we have. Lent is a time to look closely and discover what we've been hiding in the basement of our souls. Just like Spring cleaning - or Fall if you're in the southern hemisphere - it's time to awaken to the best of ourselves, re-discover what it means to commit our lives to Christ, and throw the sin out with the trash. Let us repent with eagerness, with attention and intention, let us turn toward the Light and thrive. 

(by the way, repent actually means to have a change of heart, a new consciousness, and more importantly, to turn toward God.)

Let us pray from Psalm 51:
11Create in me a clean heart, O God, *
    and renew a right spirit within me.
12Cast me not away from your presence *
    and take not your holy Spirit from me.
13Give me the joy of your saving help again *
    and sustain me with your bountiful Spirit.

amen.


*Fr. Richard Rohr [1943- ] is a Franciscan priest, the inspirational author of more than 20 practical books on contemplative prayer, Christian mysticism, spirituality, the Perennial Tradition, etc., and is internationally recognized as an ecumenical teacher and speaker having shared presentations with Sr. Joan Chittister, The Rev. Cynthia Bourgeault, the Dali Lama, Pastor Rob Bell, and so many others. He is the founder of the Center for Action and Contemplation in Albuquerque, New Mexico where he resides.  See http://www.cac.org for more information.

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From Alcibiades to Adventus: A Meditation for Ash Wednesday


This is how Socrates came to be considered an almost proto-Jesus (for better or worse).  It's an idea not much in vogue anymore, but Whitehead's observation is as true in this century as it was in the last.

The speaker is Alcibiades:

But when we listen to [Socrates], or to someone else repeating what [Socrates has] said, even if he puts it ever so badly....we're absolutely staggered and bewitched....Yes, I've heard Pericles and all the other great orators, and very eloquent I thought they were, but they never....turned my whole soul upside down and left me feeling as if I were the lowest of the low.  But this latter-day Marsyas, here, has often left me in such a state of mind that I've felt I simply couldn't go on living the way I did....He makes me admit that while I'm spending my time on politics [!] I am neglecting the things that are crying for attention in myself.  So I just refuse to listen to him....I've been bitten by something much more poisonous than a snake; in fact, mine is the most painful kind of bite there is.  I've been bitten in the heart, or the mind, or whatever you like to call it, by Socrates' philosophy....He talks about pack asses and blacksmiths and shoemakers and tanners, and he always seems to be saying the same old thing in just the same old way.....But if you open up his arguments, and really get into the skin of them, you'll find that....nobody else's are so godlike, so rich in images of virtue, or so...entirely pertinent to those inquiries that help the seeker on his way to the goal of true nobility.

--Symposium, 215d-216a, 218a, 221c-222a

One note:  a common complaint against the gospels is that they weren't written by Jesus, perhaps not even by people who knew Jesus.  We are sure Plato knew Socrates; we're also just as sure there is an "historical" Socrates somewhere in some of the dialogues, and in others (such as The Republic), Socrates is merely Plato's sock puppet (to use the modern idiom).  And yet, Whitehead is right:  all of Western philosophy is just a footnote to Plato; and all of Western philosophy undergirds what we think is valuable, right, good, proper, worthwhile, noble, execrable, etc., etc.  To escape it is to try to escape one's own skin; you simply can't do it.   And yet no one complains about the veracity of Plato's dialogues.

Probably because so much emphasis is placed on the historicity of Jesus of Nazareth, and on whether the Jesus in the gospels is the Jesus who lived in first century Palestine.  But to focus on that is to ignore what the gospels tell us Jesus said.  Perhaps those reports are no more reliable than Plato's reports about Socrates; however, does that mean we can dismiss what Socrates says?  Which matters more: who said it, or what was said?

Surely, in this post-enlightment era, the appeal to authority is dead.  And after all, even if you don't admit the deity of the speaker, does that mean the arguments presented in his words are not "entirely pertinent to those inquiries that help the seeker on his, or her, way to the goal of true nobility?  At least?¨

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You are invited to join us for English services every Sunday at Noon.

Casa Convento Concepcion, Antigua Guatemala, All are welcome.

See welcome letter at the sidebar.


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


The Most Reverend Armando Guerra Soria,  Rector of St. Alban Mission, Bishop of Guatemala and Primate of Central America

The Rev. Ricardo Frohmader
Associate Minister
Saint Alban Episcopal Mission
Antigua Guatemala

2366 0599; 3344 9641 

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

THE REVEREND RICARDO FROHMADER: ¨Our religious texts and those of Judaism and Islam are grounded in realities of times long gone. Some of us persist in defending the relevance of their entire contents.¨

 
“Because all of you are one in the Messiah Jesus, a person is no longer a Jew or a Greek, a slave or a free person, a male or a female.”

Guatemala, February 8, 2015

 HOMILY FOR THE FIFTH SUNDAY AFTER EPIPHANY
Isaiah 40:21-31; Psalm 147:1-12,21c; I Corinthians 9: 16-23; Mark 1:29-39
 Last Sunday’s Gospel Proclamation introduced us to Jesus the healer and exorcist. This Sunday’s reading continues what we heard last Sunday. It is the Sabbath, and Jesus has been teaching in the synagogue at Capernaum. Jesus and his four disciples leave to go to the house of Simon and Andrew. There they find Simon’s mother-in-law in bed with a fever. Jesus takes her hand, lifts her up. “Then the fever left her, and she began to serve them”.
This passage is not a favorite with feminists.  The accusation is that Jesus heals the woman so someone will cook supper for him and his disciples. What a chauvinist he must be. The question arises, where is Simon’s wife? The text does not give us any guidance on this, but we know that he had one, and travelled with her. The simplest explanation might be that she was having her period and was therefore in seclusion because of her ritual uncleanness. Remember that to this day an orthodox Jewish woman of child-bearing age is unclean for the four days of her menstruation, and for eight days after. Anything she touches becomes unclean. Her uncleanness is contagious. If a person sits where she sat, that person becomes unclean.
I think we must remember the cultural context of Jesus’ time. Men worked outside the house, and women stayed home. Women prepared the food, raised the small animals, took care of the children, wove cloth, sewed and cleaned. There were no appliances to make labor easier, so the division of labor was probably a fair one, assuming that the husband did manual labor, farmed or fished. Both were exhausting. An unmarried female relative or a mother-in-law was very handy to have around, since they could help with the household tasks. We have to assume then that, if Peter’s wife and mother-in-law were both unable to prepare food, that the sudden arrival of the brothers Simon and Andrew plus three other men was cause for alarm.
“Now Simon’s mother-in-law was in bed with a fever and they told him about her at once”. In truth, we don´t know if there was any other woman in the household who could have prepared a meal. I assume that someone could have done it, a female relative, or perhaps a neighbor. What I think we can say is that Jesus’ reaction to the illness is characteristic. When the suffering of someone is pointed out to him, or when he encounters illness, chronic illness or deformity, he heals the sufferer. The woman’s fever has been brought to his attention, and his reaction is one of compassion. He goes in to her room, takes her hand and sits her up. She is healed.
Is Peter’s mother-in-law healed so that she can serve Jesus and the disciples? Is this what motivates Jesus? Is there any other miracle or healing where the accusation of being self-serving can be levelled at him? On the contrary, compassion, empathy if you will, is what drives his healings, and I see no reason to suppose that anything other than empathy was at work here. In any case, the woman is healed, her fever is gone, and she begins to behave in a culturally appropriate way-i.e. to take care of her son-in-law’s guests. She is not healed so that she can wait on the men; rather it is her response to her healing that she begins to serve them.
Popular fiction has had a field day speculating about the nature of the relationship between Jesus and Mary Magdalene. When he is resurrected, why does Jesus show himself first to Mary Magdalene? Why is she accorded the privilege of this tremendous revelation? What else could there have been between them? Popular fiction aside, the relationship of Jesus with Mary Magdalene is characteristic of his easy and non-patriarchal approach to women in general. Women figure prominently in the miracles he performs. Think of the woman with the discharge that would not cease who is healed by touching the hem of his robe. Think of the woman taken in adultery whom he saves from death by stoning by challenging anyone in the mob who is without sin to throw the first stone.
In his parables Jesus likens God to the woman who had ten coins and lost one-she searches diligently for it until she finds it. In his role as teacher, Mary of Bethany sits at his feet while he instructs her-he tells her sister Martha to stop griping that Mary is not sharing in the food preparation chores, because instruction is more important than kitchen chores. We know that there were numerous women among his followers, who travelled with him. Nowhere do we find any evidence of patriarchal behavior on Jesus’ part. On the contrary, he treats women as equals, and not as cooks and cleaning ladies. This in itself was revolutionary for his time.
In the last century there has been a great realignment in gender roles especially in America and Europe. The process is ongoing. That process is also underway in many other parts of the world as well. Certainly the Islamic areas of the world are the great laggards in this regard, but the case can be made that women have moved significantly closer to equality with men in countries like Tunisia. Our religious texts and those of Judaism and Islam are grounded in realities of times long gone.  Some of us persist in defending the relevance of their entire contents. For others, intelligent cultural relativism permits us to escape that narrow literalism and to look at the basic revelation of Jesus in a way untrammeled by the cultural contexts of two thousand years go.
What would Jesus say if he came today? I think he would be glad, supportive of the enhanced liberty enjoyed by women. After all, the fact that they are no longer tied to a long list of household chores or bound by the restrictions of Mosaic purity codes frees them to seek together with men the kingdom of God which Jesus announces. In that task there can be no hierarchy based on gender- rather competence, energy and dedication to the task should be the defining criteria.. We are all met in Christ Jesus. In him there is neither East nor West. Or as Saint Paul puts it in Galatians 3:28: “Because all of you are one in the Messiah Jesus, a person is no longer a Jew or a Greek, a slave or a free person, a male or a female.”

AMEN
Ricardo+

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St. Alban Mission chapel, Casa Convento Concepcion
Saint Alban Episcopal Mission, Antigua, Guatemala



You are invited to join us for English services every Sunday at Noon.

Casa Convento Concepcion, Antigua Guatemala, All are welcome.

See welcome letter at the sidebar.


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


The Most Reverend Armando Guerra Soria,  Rector of St. Alban Mission, Bishop of Guatemala and Primate of Central America

The Rev. Ricardo Frohmader
Associate Minister
Saint Alban Episcopal Mission
Antigua Guatemala

2366 0599; 3344 9641