About Archpriest Peter Heers, D.Th.
Fr. Peter Heers is the Headmaster of Three Hierarchs Academy in Florence, Arizona.
From January of 2017 until May of 2018, Fr. Peter was the instructor of Old and New Testament at Holy Trinity Orthodox Seminary in Jordanville, New York, and continues now as a Lecturer of Dogmatic Theology in the Certificate of Theological Studies Program.
Fr. Peter is the author of The Missionary Origins of Modern Ecumenism: Milestones Leading up to 1920, as well as The Ecclesiological Renovation of the Second Vatican Council: An Orthodox Examination of Rome’s Ecumenical Theology Regarding Baptism and the Church, which was released in November of 2015 and is also available in Greek.
Fr. Peter is also the translator of several books, including The Life of Elder Paisios (co-translator) and The Epistles of Elder Paisios, The Truth of our Faith (vols 1-2) by Elder Cleopa and Apostle to Zaire: The Life of Fr. Cosmas of Grigoriou, as well as the best-selling children’s book From I-ville to You-ville.
Fr. Peter has bachelors, masters, and doctoral degrees in Dogmatic Theology from the Theological School of the University of Thessalonica, all completed under the tutelage of Professor Demetrios Tselingides. He was the rector and spiritual father of the parish of the Holy Prophet Elias in Petrokerasa, a small village in the mountains outside of Thessalonica, Greece, from 2006 until 2017. In 2014 he was made Protopresbyteros and Spiritual Father of the Diocese of Ierissou and Agion Oros.
Fr. Peter Heers was born in Dallas, Texas and grew up near San Francisco. His father was an Anglican priest who, along with the rest of his family and much of his parish, converted to the Orthodox Church in 1992. In 1996 Fr. Peter went to Greece to visit Mt. Athos, and returned in 1998 to attend the Theological School of the University of Thessaloniki. Fr. Peter lived there for 18 years, and married a Thessaloniki native, Presbytera Kyriaki. They have been blessed with 5 children.
Fr. Peter has homeschooled his five children since 2005. He has spoken both in Greece and America about homeschooling and the history of compulsory State schooling.