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New Granada

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Diocese of New Granada Geographical boundaries of the Diocese of New Granada

Episcopal Succession:

The Right Reverend Justo Pastor Ruiz (1982-1993)
The Right Reverend Victor Manuel Cruz-Blanco (1993-2003)
The Right Reverend German Orrego-Hurtado (2011-present)

History

Anglicanism came to Colombia as early as 1819,  through British immigrants who settled in the region after serving as members of the British Legion, part of General Simon Bolivar’s Army of Liberation. It was the” Liberator” himself, who had an Anglican chaplain on his own staff and allowed Anglicanism to spread in countries that were predominantly Roman Catholic.  Still the church primarily served the expatriate community. 

As the nineteenth century wore on, chaplains from the Falkland Islands, British Honduras, Jamaica, and Panama continued to minister to Anglican’s in Colombia, but it was not until 1869, when Father White Hocking Sterling of the Falkland Islands was consecrated missionary bishop for Colombia.  Later the area was served by clergy from nearby Panama, an arrangement that continued into the early twentieth century.

In 1946, the Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr. Geoffry Fisher, passed the responsibility for Colombia over to the Episcopal Church in the United States.  In 1961, at the urging of Henry Sherill, Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church, the Right Reverend Reginald Heber Gooden celebrated the mass in Spanish for the first time in the city of Barranquilla.  Ten days later, he performed baptisms in the Spanish language in Cali.  Today the Missionary Diocese of New Granada is the direct descendent of this Anglican mission in South America, having joined the ACC when it became no longer possible to remain in communion with the Episcopal Church, USA.

Bishop Orrego Hurtado Bishop German Orrego-Hurtado:
Diocese of New Granada

Bishop Ordinary

The Right Reverend German Orrego Hurtado was born December 16th, 1959 in the Valle del Cauca region of Colombia.  After completing his primary and secondary education in his native region, he attended university at Fundación Universitaria Luis Amigo in Manizales, where he graduated with a degree in psychotherapy.  After completing his studies, he worked as a counselor for those battling drug additiction.  Later he served as a teacher of pastoral and ethical philosophy at various secondary schools.

Upon discerning a calling to the priesthood, Orrego-Hurtado traveled to Valencia, Spain, where he studied philosophy and theology in a Roman Catholic seminary.  He was, however, drawn to the Anglican tradition and in 2003 returned to his native Colombia, where he was ordained deacon and priest.  In addition to serving the ACC in Pereira, he also served as coordinator of human rights for the mayor of the city. 

With the abdication of Bishop Cruz-Blanco in 2005, Father Orrego-Hurtado took on greater responsibilites within the diocese and proved himself a valuable liason to the College of Bishops.  This process led to his election as Bishop himself, and in 2010, Father Orrego-Hurtado accepted the call of his diocese.  He was consecrated Bishop Ordinary for the Missionary Diocese of New Granada in October 2011 at the Parish of the Holy Guardian Angels, Lantana, Florida.

Diocesan Officers

The Bishop is assisted in administration of the Diocese by various officers as laid out in the canons.  Key personnel are listed below; for a complete list, please email the Diocesan Secretary.

Archdeacon
The Reverend Sanford Sears
St. Bartholomew's, New Bern, NC
fathersears@yahoo.com
Vicar General
The Reverend Jose Chavarriagga 
Mision San Augustin, Manizales
chavarriagga22@yahoo.com
 Chancellor
The Reverend Julio Cesar Bolivar
Santa Marie de Veracruz, Periera
jubocar06@yahoo.es


 Secretary
The Reverend Julio Sanchez Torres
Mision San Augustin, Manizales
p.ricardoacc@gmail.com
Canon to the Ordinary (Colombia)
The Jose Manuel Zuluaga
Eremita Santa Maria, Periera



Canon to the Ordinary (Venezuela)
Currently Awaiting Appoinment

 

Anglicanism came to Colombia as early as 1819,  through British immigrants that settled in the region after serving as members of the British Legion, part of General Simon Bolivar’s Army of Liberation of the Spanish armies of Grand Colombia. It was the” Liberator” himself, who had an Anglican chaplain on his own staff and allowed Anglicanism to spread in countries that were predominantly Roman Catholic.  Still the church stayed in its infancy serving only the expatriate of Colombia.  Chaplains from the Falkland Islands, British Honduras, Jamaica, and finally Panama served in quick succession to minister to Anglican’s in Colombia.   Missionary bishop White Hocking Sterling of the Falkland Islands consecrated in 1869 was the first bishop to oversee Colombia.  Bishop’s from the missionary district of Panama soon took over this work.  Later the Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr. Geoffrey Fisher, joined in the pastoral care of the churches of Colombia.  In 1961 at the urging of Bishop Henry Sherill, Bishop Reginald Heber Gooden celebrated the first mass in Spanish in Barranquilla; ten days later, he officiated the baptism of 23 in Spanish in Cali.  The Anglican Catholic Church’s Missionary Diocese of New Granada is today, the direct result of Anglican missionaries who were sent to serve in South America and later for the Colombian people as they embraced Anglicanism

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