© Tod Maffin
THE PHOTO ALBUM
Step One. Welcome to Passport Office Hell. ("Please take a seat. We'll be with you in June.")
Anglicans Online! webmaster Tod Maffin introduces the Archdeacon of Camaguey to the new email network for the diocese - "Red Episcopal". It was one of five Archdeaconary offices wired by the project.
This is the Guest Book of the diocesan Cathedral in Havana. Look closely at the date of that first page. It reads 1929. It's so old that people who have written in it put their ship's name in the "Home City" column.
This photo was taken from the balcony of Santa Maria church in Santiago de Cuba. Almost every photo, letter, or postcard received from Anglican friends in other countries is put on the wall. This balcony overlooks the main chapel.
The inside of Todos Los Santos (All Saints) in Guantanamo. You can see the empty fan rods in the ceiling which used to have fans, but thieves keep breaking in to steal them. This is the largest Anglican concregation in Cuba and has about 100-150 average Sunday attendance.
The outside of Todos Los Santos, with the Cuban equivelant of the Anglican Church Women's group.
A priest's car, marked with the Diocesan symbol, as required by law in Cuba.
And you though your church BCP collection was getting old? These are likely some of the best copies in the whole country. Many parishes simply can not afford them at all.
Carlos (right), a 28-year-old Archdeacon, is one of the priests who minister to residents of Cuba's AIDS sanitoriums. On the door of Carlos's home is a poster which reads "The only thing which seperates the Anglican Church from people with AIDS." Below the headline is a photo of a welcome mat.
The CUBA Project - Wiring a nation of Anglicans January 17 to 23, 1996 © Tod Maffin
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