The mission in Cuba began in 2017, when a small group Orthodox from the New Calendar seeking the Truth joined the Church of the Genuine Orthodox Christians of Greece. The mission, Saint Andrew the Apostle the First-Called, was established in Havana with the blessing of Metropolitan Demitrius of America when Bishop Maximos first traveled to Cuba.
Because Cuba is a communist nation, the mission there struggles with many difficulties. The government maintains control over religious institutions and has not legalized the existence of the Church of the Genuine Orthodox Christians of Greece. Nevertheless, the Divine Services continue to be celebrated. The Genuine Orthodox Christian community of Cuba consists of approximately thirty Faithful with an additional mission in Holguin.
The social and economic infrastructure of Cuba is deficient; flour, wine, and other goods are scarce and difficult to obtain. This also pertains to food, clothing, medicine, and other basic necessities. The only consistent source of these things is through donations received from abroad. The mission in Cuba wishes to create a charity center that can aid the Faithful and anyone seeking help from the Church.
Among the many current projects in the mission, the most important is repairing, remodeling, and expanding the Church building, an old colonial house from 1868. The mission is in need of money, construction materials, the support of qualified labor and helpers, and, most importantly, prayers.