Reflections on the Orthodox faith and life in this crazy 21st century world by an Orthodox priest and a few of his friends.
Wednesday, June 27, 2012
Update on Fr. Peter Gillquist - June 27
Since we last updated, the site that has the authoritative information about Fr. Peter's condition has been updated a few times, which we paste here.
Your continued prayers for Fr. Peter and his family are appreciated. Many of us who have converted to Orthodoxy were heavily influenced by Fr. Peter and his books on conversion.
June 22, 2012
Our family shared a special time in the hospital room with Fr. Peter this morning, reading aloud your kind words of encouragement which have been posted on this site. Thank you for your continued prayerful support.
June 24, 2012
Fr. Peter is still in the hospital, surrounded by his wife, children, and a grandchild who is carrying his first great-grandchild. More family will be en route to Bloomington throughout the week.
We discovered today that reading your posts is not only encouraging to Fr. Peter, but also a helpful diversion from his physical pain.
As will happen, it seems there is some mis-information being circulated on the internet regarding Fr. Peter’s condition. Please always refer to this site for up-to-date and accurate information from those at his bedside.
June 25, 2012
We have been anticipating test results regarding one possible management option for individuals with recurrent advanced melanoma of a mutated variety, and today we received the news that Fr. Peter’s cancer does not fit that criterion. The emphasis of his care is on palliative care and prayer, so we are working on both. Fr. Peter, Kh. Marilyn, and their children are strengthened through your prayers.
June 27. 2012 Fr. Peter is sleeping more and more each day. He will be transferred to a hospice facility this afternoon, where his family will continue to participate in his care and comfort management, together with a 24-hour nursing staff. Your continued prayers for a peaceful journey are appreciated more than you know.