To see photos from various Icon Bridges deliveries done over the past several years, see:
Icon Bridges 2006-Theophany 2007 Delivery Photos - 01/08/07Delivery to Mexico City of Icons and liturgical items collected in 2006 and delivered during the Theophany 2007 Season, while Metropolitan Herman and Archbishop Dmitri visited Bishop Alejo and the Excharch of Mexico Clergy.
Icon Bridges to
“This is something that we, as Orthodox Parishes in the
“Two years ago, when my sister and I first came with our dad to visit the Orthodox Churches in
After that 2005 Theophany visit to
In addition to larger sized, traditional Orthodox icons for use in Churches, various missions in Mexico need vestments, acolyte robes, altar coverings, censors and any other objects used in liturgical services. Since shipping and delivery to
“If every Parish in the
“Or, if everyone just cleaned out their Parish closets and shared what they have stored in there,” continued Ms. Perdomo, “that would likely benefit every Orthodox mission in the entire nation of
To read more or to see photos from last year’s “Icon Bridges to
First Delivery of Icons from USA to Mexico - 01/06/06
Since Fr. Antonio, Analucia and Cristina Perdomo visited Mexico City during the Theophany Season of 2005, we have been collecting icons which have been donated by generous Orthodox Christians all over the nation. Just before leaving for their 2006 Theophany visit, the Perdomos gathered and packed up three large boxes packed with wonderful icons. Father and the girls each took a box with them on their long bus ride from the S. Texas borderlands to Mexico City, where they met and personally delivery the icons to Bishop Alejo of Mexico and to Archbishop Dmitri, Exarchate Bishop of Mexico, who was there for his annual visit. We have heard that both Bishops were absolutely thrilled with these gifts and are very happy to have them to share with the Churches in Mexico!
Next time, we hope to take even more icons to share with the many Orthodox Mission Churches in Mexico!
See Slideshow below as well, with photos from the other side of the border "Bridge" - Icon Delivery in Mexico City!
Bishops & Clergy Receiving "Icon Bridges" Donations - 01/09/06After loading up Padre Antonio, daugthers Analucia and Cristina and three large boxes of icons for their 15+ hour bus ride from McAllen, Texas to Mexico City, both they and the icons arrived safely. On Monday morning, January 9th, the icons were personally delivered into the hands of the Bishop and Clergy present at their annual meeting and were most gratefully received.
A “Bridge” to Help Orthodox Missions in
After returning to
If you or your Parish would like to help build a “bridge” with Orthodox Mexican Missions, please ship any new or previously used icons, vestments or any other unused liturgical items to Father Antonio Perdomo, 520 W. Rosemary Ave., Pharr, Texas USA 78577.