Reverend Father Bartev Karakashian
Fr Karkashian was born in Istanbul, Turkey and migrated to Australia with his family in 1985. He served as a deacon of the Church of Holy Resurrection for five years before being ordained a priest in 1990.
In 2009 he retired from full-time church office duties. He continues to serve in church and parish life.
Fr Karakashian was bestowed the Pectoral Cross in 1996 and floral robe in 2003