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Lecture by Fr. Peter Gillquist - 05/03/09

     On Sunday, May 3, 2009, St. Michael’s Orthodox Church in Jermyn, PA hosted an internationally known speaker, Fr. Peter Gillquist from California.  He spoke on “Finding the church of the New Testament”.  Along with his talk in Jermyn, he was also scheduled to speak in Philadelphia, Harrisburg and Berwick.

Some of Fr. Gillquist’s noted accomplishments are that he addressed the International World Council of Churches in Ethiopia and he helped lead a nationwide group of 2000 evangelical Protestants to the Orthodox Church in 1987.  He has spoken internationally on the Orthodox faith and was a guest of the Romanian church, where he was heard by tens of thousands.  Fr. Gillquist is head of the Missions & Evangelism for the Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdioceses.  He was the development director to the Orthodox Study Bible project, which is now on the Best Seller’s List and he authored a book on Johnny Cash. 

     Everyone found him to be very personable and a captivating speaker.

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