En este episodio de Vengan a Recibir la Luz, los presentadores Padre Aristidis Arizi y Padre David Wooten empiezan un serie de dos partes acerca de la muerte y el servicio funerario de la Iglesia Ortodoxa — ¿Qué es la muerte para nosotros, y qué nos enseña un funeral ortodoxo? El himno «Digno y justo es magnificarte», cantado por el coro de la Catedral San Jorge en la Ciudad de México, sigue. Finalmente, el Padre Miguel Marcantoni lee la lectura de la epístola (Gálatas 2.16-20) y el evangelio (Marcos 8.34-38; 9.1), y da un sermón llamado “El Precio Verdadero de Seguir a Cristo.”
Rev. Fr. Aristidis Arizi is a priest in the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America who spent most of his youth in Panama, assisting his Spiritual Father in the Church of the Annunciation of the Theotokos in Panama City. He is a graduate of Hellenic College and Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology and is fluent in Greek, Spanish, Albanian, Italian, and English. He and his wife, Presbytera Maria, now serve at St. Andrew Greek Orthodox Church in Miami, FL. You can find more information about the church at its website, http://www.standrewfl.org/, and Fr. Aristidis can be reached via email at email@example.com.
Fr. David Wooten is a priest in the Orthodox Church in America who has spent over half of his life studying, speaking, teaching, and working in the Spanish language, and has worked in many Spanish-speaking countries. Fr. David believes firmly that in the Orthodox Church, Jesus Christ offers the fullness of His Life to people of every nation. He wants to make information available so that Spanish speakers might also have the chance to encounter Christ and unite with Him in His Church. He is a graduate of St. Vladimir's Orthodox Theological Seminary, and he and his wife, Matushka Natalia, now serve Holy Apostles Orthodox Church, a Spanish-language Orthodox parish in Miami, FL. You can get more information about the church at its website, http://www.santosapostolesmiami.org, and Fr. David can be reached via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Fr. Michael Marcantoni is a priest of the Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Detroit. Originally from Puerto Rico, he is a Veteran of the United States Army, regular contributor to OCN's Real Deal Program and OCTV. He has been married to Presbytera Katherine from Arequipa, Peru and has two children. Fr. Michael presents practical, applicable spiritual guidance for the struggles of everyday life.