Tuesday, May 20, 2014

The Mystery of Baptism in Mexico

May 19, 2014

The missionary work of the Sacred Metropolis of Mexico and Central America is seen through the everyday lives of the citizens of each country in the Metropolis. Despite all the geographical, cultural and economic difficulties, of both Archbishop Athenagoras and the Priests of the countries of the Metropolis, they are doing excellent missionary work.

More and more Christians and non-Christians visit the sacred church and seek to learn about the True Faith.

Last Saturday in the Sacred Cathedral of Saint Sophia in Mexico, the Mystery of Baptism was celebrated for a large family of Catholics. Alongside the celebration of Baptism, Father Paul catechized the faithful in this ceremony of the Orthodox Church about the redemptive grace of the Mystery of Baptism.

The faithful followed with devotion and respect the baptismal grace received by the infant.

"Here in Mexico, which is the seat of our Metropolis, the presence of Orthodox Christians is something new for the people who have yet to come to know it well and deeply. This is why during the celebration of the Holy Mysteries it is important that we do a catechism, that they may understand they can participate and have a correct experience of Divine Grace and the presence of God," said Father Paul, Abbot of the Sacred Monastery of the Presentation of the Theotokos in San Andres Hueyacatitla.

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