Member Biographies

Fr. James Karagas

Date & Place of Birth: June 10, 1927 in Detroit, Michigan


Parents Names: Emmanuel Dimitriou Karatzas and Christina Athanasiou Georgiou
Presvytera: Lucille Georgiou Eugenides

  • Michael D. Karagas, M.D.
  • George D. Karagas
  • Victoria L. Karagas
  • Demosthenes D. Karagas.
  • We also have five grandchildren and five great grandchildren


  • Greek Orthodox Theological School Holy Cross 1947-1952 (Licentia)
  • University of Athens 1954-1955 (post Graduate studies-School of Theology)
  • St. Mary's University of San Antonio 1965-1969 (MA, Roman Catholic Theology)

Parishes Served

  • Anunciation 1955-1958 in Cleveland, Ohio, as Fr. John G. Geranios' assistant and where ordained a Priest
  • Saint Sophia 1958-1974 and 1977- 1981 in San Antonio, Texas, as Pastor
  • Sts. Constantine and Helen 1974-1975 in Cleveland, Ohio, as Pastor
  • Saint John The Baptist 1976-1977 in Clinton, Michigan, asked by Archbishop Iakovos to help start a new parish.  
  • Saint Nicholas and Saint John The Baptist 1981-1983 at Grand Junction and Craig, Colorado
  • Saint John The Baptist 1983-1987 in Las Vegas, Nevada, as Pastor and where I retired in December 1987

Special Committees

  • Served on San Antonio Council of Churches and Texas Council of Churches
  • Also asked by Bishop Silas to represent the Archdiocese at a RC conference, along with Fr. Bob Stephanopoulos, in Shreveport, LA
  • Have a Commercial Pilot License and flew to outlying areas in Texas to serve Divine Liturgy for communities without a priest


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