In this episode, Fr. Anthony interviews Fr. John Peck, the Dean of Great Marty Euphemia Orthodox Theological Academy. Fr. John shares his assessment of the biggest challenges Orthodox parishes face in America and the ways that this new academy seeks to help them face them. The academy is not designed to replace seminary education or compete with traditional Orthodox seminaries. Rather, it is designed to fill a real need Fr. John and other priests have found in their ministries: the equipping of the saints for ministry.
Fr. Anthony Perkins: Christ is risen! Indeed he has risen! This is Fr. Anthony Perkins. Let’s talk vocations. Today it’s a real blessing: we’ve got Fr. John Peck with us today. He is the pastor of All Saints of North America Orthodox Church in Sun City, a suburb of Phoenix, Arizona. He’s an Orthodox priest under the Patriarch of Constantinople. He previously served in Kodiak, Alaska, and Fairbanks of that same great state.…