Orthodox Missionaries in Guatemala
Father David and Matushka Rozanne Rucker have been mission specialists for many years with the Orthodox Christian Mission Center (OCMC), which has missionaries around the world under the umbrella of the Assembly of Bishops. Guatemala has seen an explosive growth of Orthodox Christianity among thousands of indigenous Mayans, so now the Ruckers will be going there to live, to train catechists and clergy and to help establish the first Orthodox seminary.
While Father David spends much of his life on the road, he is a priest of the
Orthodox Church in America and is formally attached to Saint Sergius Chapel here
in Syosset. Last weekend the Ruckers were here to meet with Metropolitan Tikhon.
Father David served the Divine Liturgy with His Beatitude and was awarded a gold
cross for his years of service.
Source: Orthodox Church of America