International Parishes & Churches Lima
Lima does not only have many historical churches to visit and admire, but also a lot of "normal" Houses of God, where the mainly catholic community can pray and live their religious life. These are quite often worth a visit. Even if your Spanish isn't perfect celebrating the Holy Mass especially on a religious day in one of these churches is amazing. You will find some international churches and denominations in Lima where you can attend church services for example in English, German or pray to "your" God.
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The Good Shepherd is the Cathedral Church of the Anglican Diocese of Perú. They have been serving the English-speaking community of Lima for over 160 years with services in English and Spanish. In 1849, the first Anglican Chaplain, the Reverend John G. Pearson arrived in Lima after 5 years of negotiations with the British Government with the reluctant approval of Peruvian authorities.
The Union Church of Lima is an International, English-speaking and Interdenominational Christian Fellowship in Lima. Their mission is to build a caring, Christian Community that worships, fellowships, witnesses and grows in faith. The Union Church was started by Scottish Missionaries, North Americans and others. Most of their members are people from North America who live in Peru permanently or expatriates who spend just a few years or months.
The church of Santa Maria is located on the Ovalo Gutierrez (Gutierrez roundabout) just between the districts San Isidro and Miraflores. It is highly in demand for weddings and well known for its beautiful architecture.
In October of 2010 Flamingo Road Church changed it's name to Potential Church and new service times were added to accomodate the growing congregation in Lima. Potential Church in Lima is a lively, diverse, contemporary Christian church in English and Spanish. Potential Church Lima features a live band and contemporary worship music. There is also an exciting children's and teenage ministry in English.
The parish "Nuestra Señora de la Reconciliación" was created in 1989 by the Archbishop of Lima, Cardinal Juan Landazuri Ricketts. Its territory extends over two districts of Lima: La Molina and Santiago de Surco.
In the spring of 1820, Joseph Smith Jr. retired to the woods near his home in Palmyra, New York, and offered a simple prayer. This humble prayer set into motion a series of events that brought forth The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints from its obscure beginnings in upstate New York to a worldwide church.
The community of San José is one of more than 160 German speaking Catholic parishes abroad. Their formation is based on the idea of offering worship services, pastoral care in the German language and promoting integration. The main aim of the church is focused on permitting Catholics from German speaking countries a membership to the Catholic Church while residing or visiting Lima.
The German speaking Evangelical Lutheran congregation in Lima was founded 1898 by German emigrants. There are contractual ties with the EKD (Evangelical Church in Germany). In majority the members of the Evangelic Lutheran Church in Lima are German, Peruvian, Austrian / Swiss Reformed, Lutheran and United denomination.
The Iglesia Ortodoxa de la Santisima Trininad is the only church in Peru uniting the Pan-Orthodox community which is formed by orthodox Greeks, Russians, Palestians, Romanians and Peruvians converted to orthodoxism. The church is under the jurisdiction of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of Buenos Aires and South America, Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople.
Rhema Mission International (RMI) is a Non-Catholic Nonprofit Religious Association (Messianic Prophecies, Apostolic and Evangelistic) composed of Peruvians, Americans and Argentinians working in Lima, Peru since 1997 in obedience to the "Great Commission".
There are quite a number of indigenous Peruvians who have recently started practicing Judaism and they together with the increasing number of foreigners living in Peru form the mayor asset of Peru's Jewish community. The relationships and bonds to international Jewish society are increasing steadily.
Even if the Arabic influence in Lima can be seen everywhere, you won't find a proper mosque. For information about the Islamic community and the meetings of Peruvian Moslems get in contact with the Asociación Islámica del Perú (Peruvian Islamic Association).
The only Buddhism temple in the region of Lima is the Templo Jionji in Cañete, around 140km from Lima. This temple was opened in 1977. Its origins date back to the first Japanese immigrants in the beginning of the 20th century. Most visitors come to the Buddhism temple during the celebrations of "Ohigan and Obon", a Buddhist ritual to honor the memory of ancestors.
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