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Office of Chaplaincy Services

Western Orthodox Christian Church

His Excellency, Archbishop Gabriel

(310) 292-7465 | bishopgabrielfucci@wocc-us.org

Links of interest....

Armed Forces Chaplaincy Board Endorsing Agents:

 

 

Military Chaplains Association - USA

 

 

Health Care Chaplaincy

 

The Western Orthodox Christian Church is an institutional member of the National Association of Orthodox Chaplains. The National Association of Orthodox Chaplains is a member of the Commission on Ministry in Specialized Settings (COMISS) for Board Certified Chaplains. 

 

The Office of Chaplaincy Services is a ministry to our service men and women in the Armed Forces as well as any clergy serving in institutional chaplaincies (hospitals, prison, nursing home ministry, etc.) . We are proud to be of service to our Nation's military men and women, the elderly, the sick or the incarcerated.

 

Our Church endorses those priests who feel called to ministry of service as chaplains providing they meet our requirements and the requirements of the chaplaincy program for which they apply. 

 

The Office of Chaplaincy Services has jurisdiction over any of our priests serving in institutional chaplaincies such as the Department of Veterans Affairs, Prisons, Hospitals, Police and Fire Departments, Civil Air Patrol, State Defense Forces, etc.

 

The Office of Chaplaincy Services is the endorsing body approved by the Armed Forces Chaplaincy Board (AFCB), the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (USDVA) and the Federal Bureau of Prisons (FBOP).

We are listed as "Western Orthodox Christian Church" by the Armed Forces Chaplaincy Board, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and the Federal Bureau of Prisons.

 

Any priest to receive endorsement from the Office of Chaplaincy Services must be serving within a jurisdiction of the Synod of Bishops of the Western Orthodox Christian Church or a sister Orthodox Church with whom we have canonical intercommunion. 

USAF Auxiliary Civil Air Patrol

  • Ch. Maj. David B. Fucci

Fire Chaplaincy

  • Archbishop Gabriel (David B.) Fucci

Healthcare and Hospice Chaplaincy

  • Archbishop Gabriel (David B.) Fucci

  • Rev. Fr. Rolandas Kausas

Maritime Chaplaincy

  • Rev. Msgr. Julius (Edward) Olsen, III

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