Memory Eternal! + Fr. Peter Gillquist


Archpriest Peter E. Gillquist, retired chairman of the archdiocese's department of missions and evangelism, chairman of Conciliar Press, speaker, and the author of numerous books including Becoming Orthodox, reposed on Sunday evening July 1, surrounded by his family. 

Fr. Peter and his wife of 52 years, Kh. Marilyn, had lived for many years in Santa Barbara, California, but as of June 2009 they relocated to Bloomington, Indiana, where their son Fr. Peter Jon Gillquist serves as pastor of All Saints Orthodox Church.

Condolences may be posted on the All Saints website, where tributes have been pouring from all over the United States and abroad. A recent Ancient Faith Radio retirement interview with Fr. Peter, Kh. Marilyn and Fr. Peter Jon, is available here. The schedule of services is as follows:

Schedule of Services for Fr. Peter E. Gillquist – July 4-6, 2012

Wednesday, July 4

6:00 p.m. Public Visitation at All Saints in Bloomington

7:00 p.m. Trisagion Service

*All Night Vigil to Follow* (Reading of the Psalter)

Thursday, July 5

9:00 a.m. Divine Liturgy in Bloomington (Followed by transport to Carmel, IN)

5:00 p.m. Public Visitation at Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church (3500 W 106th St. Carmel, IN)

7:00 p.m. Trisagion Service

*All Night Vigil to Follow* (Reading of the Psalter)

Friday, July 6

9:00 a.m. Divine Liturgy (His Grace Bishop Anthony Presiding)

11:00 a.m. Funeral Service followed by Mercy Meal at Holy Trinity GOC

3:30 p.m. Burial Service at All Saints Cemetery in Bloomington

In lieu of flowers it is requested that memorial donations be made to All Saints Church, Bloomington, to help defray funeral expenses and a cemetery monument. All excess funds will be split between the building funds of All Saints Church, Bloomington, Indiana, and St. Athanasius Church, Santa Barbara, California. Information about accommodations near Holy Trinity Church, Indianapolis/Carmel, is available here.