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Bishop of El Salvador to lead service at Holy Trinity, West Orange

Bishop David Alvadado and his wife, the Rev. Irma de Alvarado.
Sun, Jul 17 2022, 11:00am

On Sunday, July 17, the Rt. Rev. David Alvarado, Bishop of El Salvador, will visit Holy Trinity, West Orange to celebrate and preach at a bilingual service. The 11 AM service will be live streamed on Holy Trinity's YouTube channel and the video will remain available for later viewing. Bishop Alvarado's wife, the Rev. Irma de Alvarado, will accompany him on this visit.

All are welcome to attend in person or online. Especially invited are those who have been involved in past diocesan Hispanic/Latino Ministry. Like many ministries, it has been disrupted by the pandemic, and the Rev. Dr. Miguel A. Hernandez, priest-in-charge at Holy Trinity, hopes this event will help reactivate it.

Holy Trinity has a strong and ongoing relationship with the Diocese of El Salvador, which is part of the Anglican Church of Central America. The parish supports the Episcopal Anglican Seminary of El Salvador, and Hernandez has taught there since the Seminary began offering classes in 2017.

Holy Trinity has also supported a water project for a mission church in a rural area that had no running water; raised money for scholarships for two university students who otherwise would not have been able to continue their studies; and made donations of clothes, sewing machines, and school supplies.

Bishop Alvarado has served as Bishop of El Salvador since 2015. On April 29, he was elected to a four-year term as Archbishop and Primate of the Anglican Church in Central America, which consists of the dioceses of Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Nicaragua and Panama. He succeeds the Most Rev. Julio Murray, Bishop of Panama, in the role.