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Hogar Rafael Ayau Orphanage, Guatemala City, Guatemala

General Details

Catholic Apostolic Orthodox Antiochian Church of Guatemala
Head Priest:
Abbess In?s

Contact Details

16 Calle 3-61, zona 1, Guatemala City, Guatemala, 1001 Guatemala
+ (502)-2232-8916
+ (502)-2232-8917

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!!!

For Priests or Parish Council Officers Services for the Orphanage

If you are a Priest or Parish Council Officer of this Orphanage you may use the following services:

Update Orphanage Details

Take a moment to update the listing details of Hogar Rafael Ayau Orphanage, Guatemala City, Guatemala, add photos as well as include information on your services and historical data so that the Orphanage listing is complete; your parishioners can better communicate with you and know more about the Orphanage!

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Lighten the Orphanage

Create and publish a list of items that you need for your Orphanage. As a Orphanage Representative, you are aware of religious items that the Hogar Rafael Ayau Orphanage, Guatemala City, Guatemala truly needs. The Lighten a Church service enables you to create a list with what you need for the Orphanage; once there is a prospective donor who wishes to help, he or she can purchase an item or more from your Need list on Orphanage's behalf.

Support for Orphanage Endeavours

Create Holy Causes for funding of your Orphanage's Christian projects and endeavours. Support a Holy Cause is a new service empowering your parishioners and followers to connect virtually with Hogar Rafael Ayau Orphanage, Guatemala City, Guatemala and support specific Christian endeavours such as Philoptochos and Orphanage Renovation in an easy and secure way. As a Orphanage Representative, you can create one or more Holy Causes and start getting funding for your Orphanage projects.