April 28, 2011

Holy Week and Pascha In Colombia

In an atmosphere of Christian brotherly love and solidarity Pascha was celebrated in the small community of Orthodox Christians in the city of Cucuta in Colombia. The young priest of the church, Fr. Timothy Torres, led the Holy Week and the Resurrection services in the small humble Orthodox church. And on Pascha Sunday there were celebrations with the elderly who found a warm hug and hospitality in a small nursing home supported by the Orthodox community.

In this community is proof that acts of love and strength are produced by those who have faith in God, even amidst extreme poverty, social problems, and the weather. It is significant that recently the area was affected by torrential rains and extreme weather events, further complicating the lives of ordinary people.