Paul Bunyan Meets the Intractable East and the Mission is Ongoing: A Tribute to Fr. Peter Guillquist

Fr. Peter Guillquist Source: Orthodox Christian Laity | George Matsoukas The Orthodox Christian Laity (OCL) Board was blessed to have Father Peter Gillquist as an advisor for more than 12 years.  From day one, when I met him, he was bigger than life.  Physically he was tall, robust and exuberant in nature.  He reminded me of Paul Bunyan.  He energized our board when he attended meetings and was our featured speaker at open forums and programs.  He truly transcended all the Orthodox Christian … [Read more...]

In Memoriam: Archpriest Peter Gillquist

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Source: Musings from the Fourth Rome Fr. Peter E. Gillquist, a retired clergyman of the Antiochian Orthodox Archdiocese of North America, fell asleep in the Lord last night [July 1, 2012] at the age of seventy-three. Born into a Lutheran family, the future priest went on after university to become a full-time staff member of the Evangelical Protestant Campus Crusade for Christ, eventually becoming one of the organization's regional directors. He also worked as a senior editor for Thomas … [Read more...]

Keynote Address of Archbishop Demetrios Officially Opens 41st Clergy-Laity Congress

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Source: Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America PHOENIX – The 41st Biennial Clergy-Laity Congress of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America officially began its work this morning at the JW Marriott Desert Ridge Hotel. It was highlighted by the Keynote Address of His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios of America presented to an audience of more than 1,200 participants. It is customary for the official opening to be attended by delegates, clergy and laity, of both the Clergy-Laity Congress and … [Read more...]

Paul Bunyan Meets the Intractable East and the Mission is Ongoing: A Tribute to Fr. Peter Guillquist

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The Orthodox Christian Laity (OCL) Board was blessed to have Father Peter Gillquist as an advisor for more than 12 years.  From day one, when I met him, he was bigger than life.  Physically he was tall, robust and exuberant in nature.  He reminded me of Paul Bunyan.  He energized our board when he attended meetings and was our featured speaker at open forums and programs.  He truly transcended all the Orthodox Christian groupings that exist in America.  The Holy … [Read more...]

Orthodox Christian Prison Ministry – St. Lazarus Project

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Throughout the U.S there is an increasing urgency for OCPM to bring the St. Lazarus Project to specific sites to assist men and women who are being released from prison and reintegrated into free society.  Several communities including Miami, FL; Oklahoma City, OK; Washington D.C.; and Baltimore, MD are requesting the aid of the St. Lazarus Project to train volunteers and staff to assist men and women who are being released from state and federal prisons and local jails to re-enter a once … [Read more...]