That’s the idea behind La Posada – a Latin American holiday that re-enacts the journey of Joseph and Mary to Jerusalem.
In this interview hispanic ministries expert Anthony Guillen tells us how churches use this colorful holiday to evangelize and build community inside and outside the church.
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About Anthony Guillen
Anthony Guillén is the Latino/Hispanic Missioner for The Episcopal Church. Previously, he was the rector of All Saints Church in Oxnard, California, a bilingual/bicultural parish in the Diocese of Los Angeles for twelve years. Before coming to All Saints he served on the staff of St. Clement’s by-the-sea in San Clemente and as a missionary in the Diocese of Western Mexico where he established two missions and worked as diocesan youth coordinator. Anthony is a graduate of the Episcopal Theological Seminary of the Southwest and the University of Phoenix. He was a student at the Seminario San Andres in Guadalajara and studied at the National Institute for Lay Training. In the Diocese of Los Angeles he was a member of the Standing Committee, the Program Group on Hispanic ministries and the Commission on Ministry which he chaired. He is the diocesan representative on the Hispanic Network of Province VIII. He served as a deputy to the General Convention in 2000 and 2003 where he was an organizer of the Celebration of Diversity which brought together deputies of color for the first time. He co-chaired the Book of Occasional Services Committee 2000-2003 and since 2004 has been a member of the Mexico Covenant Committee. He created Leccionario Dominical Spanish lectionary sheets for church-wide use.