Fr. Peter E. Gillquist reposed in the Lord on July, 1 2012, the Feast of Cosmas & Damian (N.S.).
Fr. Peter was an archpriest in the Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America and retired chairman of the archdiocese’s department of missions and evangelism. He was chairman of Conciliar Press (Ben Lomond, California), and the author of numerous books, including Love Is Now, The Physical Side of Being Spiritual and Becoming Orthodox. He also served as project director of the Orthodox Study Bible and beginning in 1997 served as the National Chaplain of the Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity.
Gillquist and his wife, Marilyn (married in 1960), were long-term residents of Santa Barbara, California, but as of June 2009 they resided in Bloomington, Indiana.
The servant of God Fr. Peter E. Gillquist departed this life at 9:20 p.m. surrounded by family. He has finished the race. Memory eternal!
“Christ is risen from the dead, trampling down death by death, and upon those in the tombs bestowing life!”