Western Orthodox Christian Church
"Never, never, never let anyone tell you that, in order to be Orthodox, you must be Eastern..."
~St. John Maximovitch
Bishop Gabriel (David) Fucci, OSB, PhD
Bishop Gabriel's Coat of Arms
The motto is “Deus Meus et Omnia" (My God and All) The shield is surrounded by the galero and tassels of a bishop.
The shield itself contains a tau cross symbolizing his loyalty to following Christ. The fleur-de-lis symbolize his devotion to the Blessed Virgin Mary.
The three blue bees symbolize the Holy Trinity and the origin of his family name.
Bishop Gabriel was born in California.
Bishop Fucci has served in parochial ministry and chaplaincy for over twenty years prior to his Consecration to the Episcopacy.
He continues in pastoral ministry at St. Ignatius Church in addition to serving as a chaplain with the California State Military Reserve-National Guard, Civil Air Patrol-United States Air Force Auxiliary, Community-based VA Chaplain, San Diego City Fire Rescue, American Red Cross, and San Diego County Chaplain Corps.
Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology, Regents College
Master of Divinity, Geneva Theological College, England
*Geneva Theological College is now known as Greenwich School of Theology
Doctor of Philosophy in Theology, Charisma University
Ordinations to the Sacrament of Holy Orders:
Diaconate: November 24, 1991
Priesthood: August 8, 1992
Episcopacy: April 21, 2013
Ecclesiastical Honors and Appointments
May 30, 2010 named Rt. Reverend Monsignor
June 1, 2010 Appointed Vicar General for the Military Vicariate
April 21, 2013 Appointed Vicar Apostolic, Military Vicariate