Honorato T. Reza

Short Name: Honorato T. Reza
Full Name: Reza, Honorato T., 1912-2000
Birth Year: 1912
Death Year: 2000

Born: Oc­to­ber 27, 1912, Alahuixtlan, Guer­re­ro, Mex­i­co.

Died: 2000, Kansas City.

Reza’s ed­u­ca­tion be­gan at age six in the home of a Pro­test­ant pas­tor, and con­tin­ued in a board­ing school in Tel­o­lo­a­pan, and lat­er in Mex­i­co City. Re­za be­came a Chris­tian at age 11 af­ter hear­ing a sermon by Ruth Del­ga­do. He turned away from the faith as a teen, but was re­con­ciled in 1930. He grad­u­at­ed from the Bi­ble In­sti­tute in Mex­i­co Ci­ty in 1935, and took his first pas­tor­ate in Ma­tí­as Ro­me­ro, Oa­xa­ca.

Reza en­rolled at the Un­i­ver­si­ty of Pas­a­de­na, California, in 1937, re­ceived his ba­che­lor’s de­gree in 1939, and re­turned to Mex­i­co Ci­ty in 1935 to open a new church. A few months lat­er, he mar­ried Ernes­ti­na Ten­to­ri.

Continuing post gra­du­ate stu­dies in paral­lel with his pas­tor­al du­ties, Re­za earned a de­gree from the Un­i­ver­si­ty of Mex­i­co in 1941. H. Or­ton Wi­ley in­vit­ed him to Pas­a­de­na Un­i­ver­si­ty the fol­low­ing year to teach Span­ish and lit­er­a­ture. In ad­di­tion to his re­spon­si­bil­i­ties in Pa­sa­de­na, Re­za was dean and pro­fes­sor at a Bi­ble col­lege in Los An­geles for His­pan­ic pas­tors of the Church of the Nazarene in South­ern Cal­i­for­nia.

In 1944, the Gene­ral As­sem­bly of the Church of the Na­za­rene cre­ate­d a Span­ish ra­dio prog­ram, with Re­za as its di­rec­tor. He moved with his fam­i­ly to Kan­sas Ci­ty in 1946 to sup­port that ef­fort. For 23 years, he host­ed the ra­dio pro­gram La Ho­ra Na­za­re­na, which was even­tu­al­ly broad­cast on 700 sta­tions.

In 1980, Re­za be­came found­ing pre­si­dent of the Na­za­rene Sem­in­a­ry in Mex­i­co Ci­ty, guid­ing it in its ear­ly years of de­vel­op­ment.

Reza’s works in­clude:

Brazil’s Open Door (Na­za­rene Pub­lish­ing House, 1958)
Our Task for To­day (Na­za­rene Pub­lish­ing House, 1963)
Nuestra Ta­rea pa­ra Hoy (Ca­sa Na­za­rene de Pub­lic­ci­o­nes)
Ambassadors to La­tin Lands, 1965
Prescription for Per­ma­nence: The Sto­ry of Our Schools for Train­ing Min­is­ters in La­tin Amer­i­ca, 1968
Missions: Both Sides of the Coin (Na­za­rene Pub­lish­ing House, 1973)
Through a Long Tun­nel: A Sto­ry of Sur­viv­al in Cu­ba (Na­za­rene Pub­lish­ing House, 1976)
After the Storm, the Rain­bow: The Church of the Na­za­rene in Cu­ba
Tras la Tor­men­ta, el Arco Iris (Ca­sa Na­za­rene de Pub­lic­ci­o­nes, 1993)

--hymntime/tch/bio/r/e/z/reza_ht.htm

Himnario Bautista gives his year of birth as 1913.


Texts by Honorato T. Reza (33)sort descendingAsAuthority LanguagesInstances
A los sedientos, venid a las aguasHonorato Reza (Translator)Spanish2
All the way my Savior leads meH. T. Reza, 1912-2000 (Translator)English1
Antes vivía esclavizadoHonorato Reza (Translator)Spanish2
Cuántas veces en el mar de la vida al navegarH. Reza (Translator)Spanish2
En la cruz de malhechoresHonorato Reza (Translator)Spanish3
Es Jesús mi amante guíaHonorato T. Reza, 1912-2000 (Translator)Spanish2
Estando en miserias y mal pertinazH. Reza (Translator)Spanish2
Great is Thy faithfulness, O God my FatherHonorato Reza, 1912-2000 (Translator)English1
Hay país de hermosuraH. Reza (Translator)Spanish2
He buscado por doquieraHonorato Reza (Translator)Spanish2
I stand amazed in the presenceH. T. Reza, 1912-2000 (Translator)English1
La cruz en que Cristo murióH. T. Reza (Translator)Spanish2
Mi voluntad la he rendidoHonorato Reza (Translator)Spanish2
Miles de almas cantaránH. Reza (Translator)Spanish2
Muy bendecido es el varónHonorato Reza (Translator)Spanish2
Oí bendita historiaHonorato Reza (Translator)Spanish3
Oh, Dios eterno, tu misericordiaHonorato Reza (Translator)Spanish7
Oh Pastor divino escuchaHonorato T. Reza (Translator)Spanish1
¡Oh quién tuviera lenguas mil! Gloria demos al SalvadorHonorato T. Reza (Translator)Spanish2
On the cross of evildoersHonorato T. Reza, 1912-2000 (Author)English2
Por mucho tiempo yo vagué sedientoHonorato Reza (Translator)Spanish2
Que Cristo me haya salvadoHonorato T. Reza (Translator)Spanish4
Quién podrá con su presenciaHonoratio T. Reza, 1912-2000 (Translator)Spanish4
¿Quiénes son los que han venido?Honorato Reza (Translator)Spanish2
Salvador mío, como tú eresHonorato Reza (Translator)Spanish2
Santo Espíritu de amorH. T. Reza (Translator)Spanish2
Si Jesús es quien me guíaH. T. Reza (Translator)Spanish2
Soldados del Señor JesúsHonorato Reza (Translator)Spanish3
Su gracia es mayor si las cargas aumentanHonorato T. Reza, 1912-2000 (Translator)Spanish4
Un gran Salvador es Jesús el SeñorHonorato Reza (Translator)Spanish3
Un llamado llega desde el turbio marH. Reza (Translator)Spanish2
Viajaba en triste soledadHonorato Reza (Translator)Spanish3
¿Vives cansado y triste?Honorato Reza (Translator)Spanish3
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