Archpriest Stephen Karaffa

It is with great sadness that the Orthodox Church in America announces the repose of the Very Reverend Stephen Karaffa, rector of Saints Peter and Paul Orthodox Church in Burr Ridge, IL. Fr. Stephen fell asleep in the Lord this morning following the Divine Liturgy at the OCA’s 15th All-American Council in Pittsburgh, PA.

A Memorial Litiya was served for Fr. Stephen at the beginning of the third plenary session of the All-American Council by His Grace, Bishop Tikhon of Philadelphia and Eastern Pennsylvania.

Funeral services have been announced as follows:

Fri, Nov. 14: At Sts. Peter & Paul Orthodox Church, Burr Ridge, IL
                  Viewing 3-7 PM
                   Burial Service 7PM
Sat. Nov. 15: At Sts Peter & Paul
                    Divine Liturgy 10 AM

Mon. Nov. 17: At St. Tikhon’s Monastery Church, S. Canaan, PA
                    Viewing 9-11 AM
                    Parastas 11 AM
                    Interment at St. Tikhon’s Cemetery immediately following

May Fr. Stephen’s memory be eternal!