Father George Eber

by Melissa Lukenbaugh


Father George Eber, an Okie since the ’80s, is originally from Buffalo, New York. After three years as an infantry officer in Vietnam, he worked in business in Colorado, only to find he needed “more important”work. That’s when Oral Roberts University offered a home for his preparation for the priesthood. Soon after embracing the Orthodox faith, he served in Boston and then came to Tulsa’s St. Antony Orthodox Church in 1982. Since then, Fr. George has led a community dialogue integrating religion, law, medicine, and community service through the church, St. Ann’s Institute, St. Raphael’s Summer Camp, a prison ministry in Verdigris, and soon through an adventure club where people can take hikes and wrestle out the tensions of their faith. Between projects, you can always find him on Sunday faithfully reciting the Divine Liturgy.

Originally published in This Land, Vol. 5, Issue 22, December 1, 2014.