March 2006 Guatemala, Consecration of Bishop Fernando Castellanos, and visits to numerous Parishes, congregations, Myan ruins and aviaries.

March 2006 Guatemala, Consecration of Bishop Fernando Castellanos, and visits to numerous Parishes, congregations, Myan ruins and aviaries.

On 18 March 2006 A.D., then Father Fernando Castellanos, S.S.B., was consecrated Bishop in Guatemala, as the assistant to Metropolitan Archbishop Andres Giron, S.S.B., for The Society of Clerks Secular of Saint Basil, and for The Orthodox Catholic Church of The Americas.

Below are links to photographs of the Consecration, and visits to various Parishes and places. A few of the pictures were taken with a "still" camera, and others are "stills" from various videos.

Above - The three Archbishops inspect the Altar and settings prior to the Divine Liturgy and Consecration of Bishop Fernando Castellanos.


The Consecration, from the Prothesis to Bishop Castellanos' first blessing as a Bishop.

A montage from the photograph camera. One of the farms established for ownership by the landless; where we stayed for the Consecration; mountain scenes; the town of Avocado and Church; eating (a favorite occupation); more Parish Churches; lake and volcano; bird sanctuary and reconstructed Myan ruins; Honduran Myan ruins; Honduran bird sanctuary.

The School at Nuevo Concepcion

Nuevo Concepcione - The old and new Church building and the Chapel to Our Lady of Guadalupe, in the gardens which surround the home of Archbishop Andres Giron. Pictures are "stills" from a video tape.

Nuevo Concepcione - The Archbishop's Residence and immediate grounds

The Agriculture School at Nuevo Concepcione

The Church of Santa Maria, Enola, Guatemala - and traveling there

Roads - It is surprising that some of the roads which lead to villages of many thousands of inhabitants, can be navigated at all.

Common types of housing

Esquipulas

Copan (Honduras) and the Mayan Ruins

The Bird Sanctuary at Copan

A Few Road Scenes

Page revised 28 November 2006 A. D.