His Grace Bishop Karas was born on November 18, 1965.
HG joined the Coptic Orthodox Seminary School in 1983 and graduated in 1987 with a Bachelor degree in Theological Sciences.
Later on, in the year of 1992, HG joined the Monastery of Saint Bishoy in Wady El Natroun in Egypt. He was ordained a monk in 1993 under the name of Abouna Karas El Orshalimy (Father Karas of Jerusalem).
HG served two years in Jerusalem, then he returned to the Monastery of Anba Bishoy. On June 7, 1999, HG was ordained a priest and served in England at the Diocese of Ireland, Scotland, and North East England with HG Bishop Anthony until 2014.
He was consecrated as general bishop to serve Cairo on June 1, 2014 by the hand of H.H. Pope Tawadros II and then enthroned to the newly formed Diocese of Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, and West Virginia on November 11, 2017.
May the Lord keep his life and service for many years to come.
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