Name: Fr. James Karepin, O.P.
Date/Place of Birth: May 24, 1952 in Syracuse, NY
Universities attended (date, degree): U. of Notre Dame – BA (Modern Language, 1974); Middlebury College – MA (French, 1975); Aquinas Institute – M.Div. (1990) and MA (Systematic Theology, 1992)
First vows: St. Dominic’s, Denver 1985
Ordination: Old Cathedral, St. Louis – Diaconate (1989), Presbyterate (1990)
Ministries served: Chicago – Fenwick (theology, French), St. Nicholas Eparchy (chancellor, columnist for New Star eparchial monthly), St. Nicholas Cathedral (Associate, Sunday Supply), St. Joseph the Betrothed Ukrainian Catholic Church (Administrator), Ecumenism Metro Chicago (member, chair); St. Louis – St. Mary’s Assumption (Dormition) Ukrainian Catholic Church (administrator); Mishawaka IN – St. Michael’s Ukrainian Catholic Church (administrator); Philadelphia Archeparchy – St. Nicholas Parish, Great Meadows NJ (admin), Holy Ghost Parish, West Easton PA (admin), Motherhouse of Sisters of St. Basil the Great, Fox Chase Manor PA (chaplain), Philadelphia Chancery (columnist for The Way, library); Paris – Dominicans: Centre oecuménique Istina and Centre d’études du Saulchoir and Ukrainian Catholic St. Volodymyr Eparchy” St. Volodymyr Cathedral (Sunday supply)
Why did you choose to join the Dominicans? “Like breathing out and breathing in…” Out for ministry, and in for community.
Books Authored/Edited: Worked on Ukrainian/Byzantine (Catholic& Orthodox) version of Generations of Faith whole-parish intergenerational catechetical program