In Eternal Memory of Archpriest Paul Karas
On Sunday evening, May 6, Archpriest Paul Karas, retired Rector of St. Vladimir Russian Orthodox Church in Ann Arbor, MI reposed in the Lord quietly and quickly after more than 45 years of service to the Holy Church as a priest.
Fr. Paul was able to serve the Divine Liturgy at St. Vladimir Church and to partake of the Holy Mysteries on this very day, the feast of St. George the Great Martyr, after whom Fr. Paul’s first assigned parish was named. Fr. Paul was the Rector of St. Vladimir parish from its foundational years and built it into what it is today through much labor and personal sacrifice, working a full-time job outside the parish to support his ministry when the parish was unable to pay him a salary.
Please remember the newly-departed Archpriest Paul in your prayers, as well as his wife Maria and their children. May his memory be eternal! Further information and photos of Fr. Paul's funeral.
Priest Gregory Joyce Secretary