Nouveaux missionnaires orthodoxes pour Maurice et le Guatemala. Новые православные миссионеры для Маврикия и Гватемалы. Noi misionari ortodocși pentru Mauritius și Guatemala. Нова православна мисионари за Маурицијус и Гватемали. ახალი მართლმადიდებლური მისიონერები Mauritius და გვატემალაში. Нові православні місіонери для Маврикія і Гватемали.Нови православни мисионери за Мавриций и Гватемала. Новыя праваслаўныя місіянеры для Маўрыкія і Гватэмалы. Nuevos misioneros ortodoxos para Mauricio y Guatemala. Novos missionários ortodoxos para Maurício e Guatemala.
Με τις ευλογίες του Ορθόδοξου Πάπα και Πατριάρχου Αλεξανδρείας και πάσης Αφρικής κ. Θεοδώρου Β΄, ο Σεβ. Μητροπολίτης Μαδαγασκάρης κ. Ιγνάτιος χειροτόνησε έναν Γάλλο σε διάκονο.
Ο νέος διάκονος, γιατρός στο επάγγελμα, Ιωάννης Κλέπερ, θα εξυπηρετεί πλέον την Ελληνική Ορθόδοξη Ενορία του Μαυρικίου, μέσα στον περικαλή Ιερό Ναό της Μεταμορφώσεως του Σωτήρος.
Ο διάκονος και η σύζυγος διακόνισσα Σοφία θα προσφέρουν τις υπηρεσίες τους πλάι στον Προϊστάμενο Πρεσβύτερο π. Mattey, ο οποίος είναι Ελβετικής καταγωγής.
Μια καινούργια Ορθόδοξη παρουσία θα λάμπει από σήμερα πιο πολύ στην Ιεραποστολική χώρα του Ινδικού, πλησίον από έναν άλλο ζωντανό εκκλησιαστικό πυρήνα στο γαλλόφωνο νησί της Reunion.
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Mauritius: a new Deacon (& doctor) in the Orthodox Church
With the blessings of the Orthodox Pope and Patriarch of Alexandria and All AfricaTheodore II, the Very Reverend Metropolitan Ignatius of Madagascar ordained an Orthodox Christian Frenchman as Deacon.
The new Deacon – a doctor by profession – Jean Cleper, will henceforth serve the Greek Orthodox Parish of Mauritius, in the exquisite Sacred Temple of the Transfiguration of the Saviour.
The Deacon and his wife, deaconess Sophia will be offering their services alongside the Head Presbyter, Fr. Mattey, who is of Swiss origin.
A new Orthodox presence will be shining even more from now on, in the Missionary land that is situated in the Indian Ocean and close to another, vibrant ecclesiastic nucleus – in the French-speaking island of Réunion.
OCMC News – From Alaska to Guatemala: Fr. Juvenal’s Journey to the Mission Field
On Sunday, January 22, 2017, Fr. David Rucker, OCMC long-term missionary in Alaska, presided over the commissioning service for Archimandrite Juvenal Repass, who will deploy January 28th to serve a two-year missionary term in Guatemala in the Mayan Orthodox Church.
Fr. Juvenal was born in Connecticut and was baptized into the Orthodox Church at the age of twenty-four. He graduated from Yale with a degree in biochemistry and received a Master of Divinity degree from Saint Vladimir’s Orthodox Theological Seminary. Fr. Juvenal was tonsured a monk at Saint Tikhon’s Monastery in 1988 and remained at the monastery for 22 years. During his time there, he worked in the seminary library, taught Greek, helped with producing the magazine “Alive in Christ,” and worked on liturgical translations.
In May 1992, Fr. Juvenal was ordained a priest and was elevated to the rank of Archimandrite in 2007. He was given the opportunity in 2008 to serve the Orthodox Church in Alaska and began teaching at St Herman’s Seminary in Kodiak, where he spent the next six years.
While serving in Alaska, Fr. Juvenal felt a desire to aid in serving the growing Orthodox Church overseas. This desire is what brought him to return to Alaska to receive the commissioning prayers that will send him to Guatemala. The place where the desire for missions was cultivated in his heart, Alaska, will be the place that propels him as an offering to further his service in the mission field in Guatemala.
Fr. Juvenal will be one of two priests serving dozens of parishes in Guatemala. He will be based in Aguacate, serving the Church and teaching at the school. He will miss the people in Alaska and is sorry to say goodbye to them; he certainly has mixed feelings about leaving, but he knows the needs are so great in the world and is ready to serve. Ultimately, Fr. Juvenal rejoices that God is calling him to Guatemala. He asks for your prayers that he may accomplish all God intends for him there.
The Orthodox Christian Mission Center hopes that you will join in prayerfully supporting Fr. Juvenal during his missionary service. No doubt his years of serving the Orthodox Church will be a blessing to the faithful he will minister to in Guatemala.
For more information, please contact the OCMC Missionary Department by phone at 904-829-5132 ext. 121, e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit Fr. Juvenal’s missionary page online at www.ocmc.org.