To learn more about all the missionaries working in Guatemala, see the missionaries page.

To learn more about all the missionaries working in Guatemala, see the missionaries page.

Support a Missionary

The missionaries in Guatemala rely on monthly contributions from people like you. When you support the missionaries, you become a co-missionary and a partner in the work of Jesus Christ. Support one of the missionaries today by visiting the missionary page at OCMC.org.

 
Fr. Blas (one of the native priests) prepares charcoal to put into a censer. The communities face a severe lack of quality liturgical items.

Fr. Blas (one of the native priests) prepares charcoal to put into a censer. The communities face a severe lack of quality liturgical items.

Donate Liturgical Items

One of the greatest needs in the Mayan communities is high-quality liturgical items. If you have extra chalice sets, or censers, please consider supporting the growing Orthodox Church of Guatemala by donating the liturgical items to the Mayan communities. Transportation space is limited (items are delivered via additional checked bags on flights), so please focus on high-quality supplies. Thank you for your generosity!

Please address donations to:

Fr. John Chakos
c/o Holy Cross Greek Orthodox Church
123 Gilkeson Road
Pittsburgh PA 15228

 
One of the 2014 short-term missionaries to Guatemala (far left) stands with a Guatemalan farmer and Fr. John Chakos. [Photo used courtesy of J. Samara]

One of the 2014 short-term missionaries to Guatemala (far left) stands with a Guatemalan farmer and Fr. John Chakos. [Photo used courtesy of J. Samara]

Volunteer

You can volunteer today through the Orthodox Christian Mission Center. OCMC is a pan-Orthodox organization endorsed by the Assembly of Orthodox Bishops. OCMC provides opportunities for you to serve on short-term mission teams in Guatemala (2-4 weeks) and they offer possibilities for long-term work abroad (2 years). For more info, view the upcoming short-term mission trips or inquire about becoming a long-term missionary.