How Orthodoxy Came to Guatemala

How Orthodoxy Came to Guatemala


In this episode of Journeys to Orthodoxy, Chris Vlahonasios interviews Jesse Brandow, a young man  answered the call given to every Christian to bear witness to Christ. Jesse shares the story of how Orthodoxy was introduced to Guatemala with the indigenous peoples there, descendants of the ancient Mayan civilization. We photo 3learn that Orthodoxy is meeting a critical need in helping people there to see their local community as the very heart of the Church itself. Jesse tells us how this young community is just beginning to experience an integration of their culture with the wider Orthodox world, which will eventually enrich the entire Orthodox Communion.

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Chris Vlahonasios

The Moving Icon is hosted by Chris Vlahonasios, media writer and founder of the Orthodox Filmmakers & Artists blog. This series discusses issues relating to media, social trends, the arts, and all aspects of human expression and creativity from an Orthodox perspective. Chris also interviews various Orthodox artists about their work, inspiration, and Faith. The show’s title refers to the fact that we are all living icons of God, in His image and likeness. As images of God, we are capable of creating and appearing in all artistic works, such as film and photography. And have you ever noticed when the flame of a vigil lamp flickers the image appears to move, as if alive?