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2014 Guatemala
Teaching Team

to 6/17/2014 (Team Cost: $1215*)

Teaching – Hueheutenango

Teach a basic understanding of the hymns of the Divine Liturgy and Feast days. Be a part of a unique Teaching Team that will teach about the hymns of the Liturgy – their history and purpose within the Liturgy – to the newly founded Orthodox communities in the highlands of Guatemala.

This Team has been asked to instruct, educate and guide the faithful regarding the history of Orthodox hymnology, specific hymns of the Church, and their place and purpose in the context of worships services. Team members will be based at Saints Peter and Paul Seminary in Hueheutenango. Work with and teach seminarians and catechists. These efforts will assist the catechists who have been engaged in planting Orthodoxy among the indigenous people of Guatemala. The Team will also worship with the students and staff of the seminary.

Over the last two decades, a large number of communities, made up of native Mayans began a spiritual journey that has recently brought them to the Orthodox Church. Catechists travel every two months for a catechist seminar to learn more about the Orthodox Church. Work with OCMC missionaries in the western highlands of Guatemala and visit Mayan villages where newly emerging Orthodox communities have formed to encourage and witness the faith.

This Team will share the love of Christ with Guatemalans and express love and friendship by showing them that they are God's beautiful and unique creation. Team members will also offer great hope and encouragement to the Church in Guatemala. Spanish speakers are encouraged to apply, but not required.

Share the Faith with the newly established Orthodox communities of Guatemala.

Dates: June 4 – June 17, 2014

Cost: $1,215 + airfare

* Airfare not included in Team costs. Team members must travel on scheduled dates; air travel to be coordinated with OCMC; ground transportation will be provided. Team members are encouraged to raise the additional funds to cover the cost of domestic and international travel.
Team Members
Ms. Jennifer K RiceSupport Ms. Jennifer K Rice
Mr. Michael A ParaskevasSupport Mr. Michael A Paraskevas
Mr. Thomas A. SpiroSupport Mr. Thomas A. Spiro
Mrs. Elizabeth A BrinegarSupport Mrs. Elizabeth A  Brinegar
Mrs. Ruth P PurcellSupport Mrs. Ruth P Purcell
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God of truth and love: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, Hear our prayer for those who do not know You. That they may come to a saving knowledge of the truth, and that Your Name may be praised among all peoples of the world. Sustain, inspire, and enlighten Your servants who bring them the Gospel. Bring fresh vigor to wavering faith; sustain our faith when it is still fragile. Continually renew missionary zeal in ourselves and in the Church, and raise up new missionaries who will follow You to the ends of the world. Make us witnesses to Your goodness full of love, full of strength, and full of faith for Your glory and the salvation of the entire world. Through the prayers of all the missionary saints, Have mercy on us and save us. Amen.
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