Episode 4 – Season 2, The Black American Orthodox Experience on OCN. An Interview with Rebecca Hernandez: Native Americans in the Church

In this fourth episode of “The Black American Orthodox Experience” (season 2), a collaboration of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America and the Orthodox Christian Network, Rev. Samuel Davis discusses with Rebecca Hernandez, a Native American from New Mexico that converted to Orthodox Christian and has become an advocate in the Native American community. Christianity is deeply rooted in their communities, whether forced upon them or embraced from the older times. Rebecca shared that being more welcoming as a parish creates a community that allows for more people to experience. She delves into the historical dynamics between Indigenous Americans and Christianity, shares her own journey of conversion, and emphasized the importance of respectful outreach efforts.

The Black American Orthodox Experience is a program focused on Orthodox missions in America—insights, challenges, and how we can reach (and are reaching) members of Black, Indigenous, and other communities with the Church of Jesus Christ. Our goal is to feature honest and informative conversations about what the Great Commission looks like in modern America within a historical and cultural context. To watch the episode: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ovKWs00ful0

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