Oppose Parole for Man who Killed Fr. John Karastamatis

Oppose Parole for Man who Killed Fr. John Karastamatis


In this episode of OCN Now, Fr. Christopher Metropulos speaks with Foti Karastamatis, the son of Fr. John Karastamatis, who was murdered in 1985 by Edward Bowman. Edward Bowman will be facing a potential parole hearing on February 5 of this year. Mr. Karastamatis describes the sad details of being the one who first found his late father, who was beaten and stabbed to death. The family of the late Fr. Karastamatis opposes the parole of Bowman and Fr. Chris invites our listeners to join in a petition addressed to the California Office of Parole Hearings. To take part, go to their Facebook Page:

​​Justice For Father John Karastamatis

Foti Karastamatis invites listeners to sign the petition and write letters of opposition to the parole, which can then be sent by fax or email to the following:



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Fr. Chris Metropulos

Shaped by a life of service to Christ’s Church, Fr. Christopher has dedicated himself to using all the tools God has placed at his disposal to spread the light of Orthodoxy across America. As Founding Father and host of the Orthodox Christian Network (OCN) and the “Come Receive The Light” national Orthodox Christian radio program, he shepherds a dynamic and rapidly expanding ministry bringing joy, hope, and salvation in Jesus Christ to millions of listeners on Internet and land-based radio around the world in more than 130 countries. Fr. Christopher is the former President of Hellenic College Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology and Parish Priest of Saint Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church in Ft. Lauderdale, FL.