World Directory » North America » Guatemala » Guatemala » Guatemala City

Hogar Rafael Ayau Orphanage, Guatemala City Hogar Rafael Ayau Orphanage, Guatemala City
World Orthodox Directory

General Details

Catholic Apostolic Orthodox Antiochian Church of Guatemala
Abbess In?s

Historical Details

Build - Founding Year:

In the year 1857, Don Rafael Ayau built the first orphanage in Guatemala City, known as \"The Home of Mercy\".

In the year 1996, under the administration of President Alvaro Arzu and the First Lady Patricia Arzu, HOGAR RAFAEL AYAU was given back to private stewardship, to the Orthodox Church, and a new chapter in it\'s history was written.

His Eminence, Metropolitan Antonio Chedraoui Archbishop of the Antiochian Orthodox Church of Mexico, Central America, Venezuela and the Caribbean, officially received the neglected orphanage from the Guatemalan authorities.

On August 9th of 1996, the feast day of St. Herman of Alaska, his Eminence, Metropolitan Antonios entrusted to Mother Abbess Ines and the Nuns of the Orthodox Monastery Lavra Mambre the administration and financial responsibilities of the Hogar.

After more than one year of general repairs and renovations of the eight dilapidated buildings of the Hogar, and spending half a million US dollars, from private donors only,

the Hogar reopened its doors once again to welcome 115 children all together on October 13th of 1997!!!


Street Address:
16 Calle 3-61, zona 1
Post Code:
Guatemala City

Contact Information

Telephone Number:
+ (502)-2232-8916
Fax Number:
+ (502)-2232-8917
E-Mail Address:
Web Address:
If you are affiliated with the Orphanage, you may consider using the exclusive: Web Theme for Orthodox Churches  
Web Theme for Orthodox Churches

Needs List

There are currently no needs declared.

If you are affiliated with the Orphanage, you may declare needs for Hogar Rafael Ayau Orphanage using the Lighten a Church service.


Hogar Rafael Ayau Orphanage has affiliations (1):

  • Follower
  • I want to add this Orphanage in my personal Churches List as:





     Parish Council Officer


     I was baptized here!

     I got married here!

     I have been here before!

     This is my Parish!
    Added to the Directory on Monday 01 February, 2010
    Orthodox Diocese Theme

    Copyright © 2006-2017 World Orthodox Directory
    Sponsored by - Developed by