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OCAMPR 2016 - On Pain and Suffering

A Co-Suffering Community: Orthodox Reflections on Bipolar Disorder, Suicide, and Support

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Ms. Kate McCray: Before I begin, in true Orthodox fashion, I’m going to apologize to everyone for any things I have been glossing over. This is a much larger paper that I’ve condensed for this format, so I’m hoping that even though I’m not able to go into much depth with several of the very difficult topics, that we’ll be able to open that up in conversation when we get to questions.

The following is a letter from…

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Fr. Peter Gillquist Memorial

Fr. Gordon Walker

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I count it such a privilege, and yet a sad privilege, that His Grace Bishop Anthony would have asked me to bring this homily today. Fr. Peter and I have known each other and labored together to serve the Lord for over 50 years now, and that’s a long time. You get to know one another pretty well. You sleep in the same bed on some of the trips we went, you travel in close quarters, you see the heart of a person. I felt I got to see inside the heart of Peter Gillquist,…

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Fr. Peter Gillquist Memorial

Bishop Anthony

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In the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. Christ is in our midst! [He is and ever shall be!] Glory be to Jesus Christ! [Glory to him forever!]

As I said before, I will repeat today: His Eminence Metropolitan Philip sends his condolences and his sympathies to Khouria Marilyn, Fr. Peter [Jon], and the members of the Gillquist family, all the relatives and friends of Father. He had such a beautiful letter that I read yesterday. I only want…

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Fr. Peter Gillquist Memorial

Last Interview with Fr. Peter

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John Maddex: We’re sitting today in Bloomington, Indiana, at the home of Fr. Peter and Khouria Marilyn Gillquist.  Perhaps some of you have been aware of an announcement made not too long ago about his retirement as the chairman of the Department of Missions and Evangelism for the Antiochian Archdiocese.  We felt that this was such a significant event and the passing of such a significant era that we wanted to come down here and chat…

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Fr. Peter Gillquist Memorial

Last Moments - Fr. James Ellison

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Mr. John Maddex: We are talking with our very good friend, Fr. James Ellison, pastor of the St. Nicholas Antiochian Orthodox Church in Urbana, Illinois, near the campus of the University of Illinois. Fr. James, I understand you were with the Gillquist family and Fr. Peter when he reposed last evening, which would have been Sunday evening, July 1.

Fr. James Ellison: That’s correct. I actually arrived just as he breathed…

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Fr. Peter Gillquist Memorial

Fr. Jon Braun

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Not knowing who’s going to be present, I am going to begin with— Your Eminences, Your Graces, fellow clergy, brothers and sisters in Christ, whether you’re Orthodox or whether you’re not Orthodox, because that’s the way Fr. Peter would want me to begin with this—you can call it a tribute, or you can call it a eulogy, wherever it happens to be played.

What I would like to do is to tell the story of a remarkable 53-year relationship,…

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OCAMPR 2016 - On Pain and Suffering

Keynote Address - On Pain and Suffering

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Gayle Woloschak, Ph.D., D.Min.: My next task is a joyful task. I get to introduce tonight’s keynote speaker. I’ll give you a little bit of his formal background, and then I’ll say a little bit more about him. Our keynote speaker this evening is His Grace Bishop Alexander. He is the Bishop of Dallas, the South, and Bulgarian Diocese; he’s in the OCA. He has his Master of Divinity from the other competitive school, St. Vladimir’s…

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Fr. Thomas Hopko Lectures

The Lord’s Prayer

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In the Gospel according to St. Matthew, the Lord’s Prayer is the centerpiece of the Sermon on the Mount. In the New Testament, we find Jesus teaching the Lord’s Prayer to his disciples in the Sermon on the Mount in Matthew’s gospel and in the eleventh chapter of the Gospel according to St. Luke, when his disciples in St. Luke’s gospel come to Jesus and say to him, “Lord, teach us to pray as John”—John the Baptist—“taught…

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2011 Fellowship of Sts. Alban and Sergius Conference

Metropolitan Kallistos Ware - The Present and Future of Orthodox Theology

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Very Rev. Fr. John Behr: Your Beatitude, Your Eminence, Your Grace, reverend fathers, dear friends and guests, and all who are listening to this event on Ancient Faith Radio, it’s my pleasure to welcome you here this evening to St. Vladimir’s Seminary as we begin this conference of the Fellowship of St. Alban and St Sergius and as we honor, or rather are honored by, one of the most distinguished figures in contemporary Orthodoxy.


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Understanding Orthodoxy - Dr. Christopher Veniamin

What is the Orthodox Faith?

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It’s a joy to be with you. What I would like to do today is to present to you a little bit of the lineage that Dr. Harvey just referred to in introducing me, and more specifically, because I know that we have a fairly mixed audience in terms of Christian denominations, I would like to address the question of “What is the Orthodox faith?” What is the Orthodox faith—I will try to present that to you in ten basic or central points or themes.


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