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Archimandrite Nektary, who will be speaking at St. Johns at 7 p.m.
Archimandrite Nektary, founder of 3 monasteries and 12 parishes in Mexico, will be speaking about Orthodoxy in Mexico, raising funds for the mission there, after the devastation of the Mexican earthquake this past year.
Fr. Nektary is a most interesting and engaging person: Born in the country of Georgia and raised mainly in Mexico, he speaks 6 languages fluently including Georgian, Farsi, Greek, Russian,, Spanish and English; holds multiple doctorate degrees (in history, medical science and theology); serves as a medical doctor and surgeon, providing the income for his monasteries.
He is the head of the Russian mission in Mexico under our Archbishop Kyrill. In addition to his duties as Abbot, spiritual father, traveling priest and surgeon, he and his monastic brotherhood translate Orthodox liturgical texts and literature into Spanish.