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.
On May 24, 2013, the chairman of the Russian Federation Government, D. A. Medvedev, met with His Beatitude Theophilos, Patriarch of Jerusalem and all Palestine, at the Church of Christ the Saviour. The head of the Russian Government welcomed His Beatitude who has come on a visit to the Russian Orthodox Church and participated in the celebrations on the occasion of the Days of Slavic Literature and Culture.
His Holiness Serbian Patriarch Irinej met with His Eminence Metropolitan Anthony of Boryspil, the rector of the Kiev Theological Academy and Seminary, and His Eminence Bishop Ambrose of Petergof, the rector of the St. Petersburg Orthodox Theological Academy at the Patriarchate on 24 May 2013. Their Eminences participate in the International Scientific Conference Church in the time of Holy Emperor Constantine the Great at the Faculty of Orthodox Theology of the Belgrade University. His Grace Bishop Antonije of Moravica, Professor Dr. Predrag Puzovic, dean of the Faculty of Orthodox Theology in Belgrade as well as Professor Dr. Ksenija Koncarevic attended the audience.
On 23 May 2013, His Beatitude Patriarch Theophilos II of Jerusalem began his visit to the Russian Orthodox Church.
The delegation, accompanying the Primate of the Church of Jerusalem, consists of Metropolitan Kyriakos of Nazareth; Archbishop Aristarchos of Konstantina, secretary general of the Holy and Sacred Synod of the Orthodox Church of Jerusalem; Archbishop Theophylactos of Jordan, Patriarchal Commissioner to Bethlehem; archimandrite Stephanos (Dispirakis), representative of the Patriarch of Jerusalem and All Palestine to the Moscow Patriarchate; archimandrite Galaktionos, hegumen of the monastery in Ramallah; and hierodeacon Athanasios (Themistokleos).
Royal Family and Citizens of Serbia escort King Peter II, Queen Alexandra, Queen Maria and Prince Andrej from Belgrade to Oplenac
His Grace Bishop Lukijan of Budim held the Divine Liturgy and the memorial service. After the service, His Holiness Patriarch Irinej of Serbia made an address, and said that by this the great injustice has been justified, and that Their Majesties King Peter II, Queen Alexandra and Queen Maria and His Royal Highness Prince Andrej will finally be put to rest with their great ancestors, beside the Great Karadjordje, and among their Serbian people.