Fr. Mark Gilstrap Reposes

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Fr. Mark Gilstrap Reposes

From the Chancery of the GOC-K:

We have the sorrowful duty to announce the repose of one of our dedicated parish clergy, Presbyter Mark Gilstrap, rector of the Church of St. James the Apostle Church in Owasso (Tulsa), Oklahoma. Father Mark reposed suddenly this morning, 22 August/4 September, in his home.

Further details regarding Fr. Mark’s repose and funeral arrangements, as well as an obituary, will be forthcoming. His Eminence Metropolitan Demetrius requests the immediate commencement of heartfelt prayers and liturgical commemoration on the part of our clergy, monastics, and faithful, the entire fullness of the Body of the Church, for the repose of the Servant of God Presbyter Mark, and for the consolation of Matushka Tatiana and Fr. Mark’s pious children and grandchildren.

May his Memory be Eternal!

  • Deacon Joseph @ NFTU

    It seems not enough to say that he was a dedicated priest. Fr Mark was an internet pioneer, and for history’s sake let us remember that he was first a priest of ROCOR (his parish established in 1997 by Archbishop Alypy) and the founder and moderator of the ORTHODOX Listserv (the famed “Indiana List”) where many learned a great deal about Orthodoxy online.

    Memory Eternal! Vichnaya Pamyat.