Biography of Father Siergiej Karpiński

Born in the 1890s. He studied at the Catholic Seminary in St. Petersburg but did not finish. In November 1923 he was arrested in a case against Russian [Eastern Rite] Catholics. May 19, 1924 – sentenced to ten years in prison and sent to Orel Prison [OGPU Collegium]. In 1925 he was transferred to Solovetsky Special Purpose Camp, where he worked in a sawmill. December 26, 1926, in St. Herman’s Chapel on Central Island, Fr. Leonid Feodorov, Exarch of Russian Catholics, clandestinely made him a hypo-deacon [subdeacon?]. September 5, 1928, Bishop Bolesƚaw Sloskan, ordained him a priest of the Eastern Rite. In January 1929 he was transferred to Anzer Island; on July 5, 1932, he was drawn into the investigation in a case against Catholic clergy. According to some information he was still in the camp in 1937. Fate thereafter unknown [but other priests arrested at Solovetsky at the same time were shot – R.D.]. Source: Dzwonkowski, p. 282; Osipova (1996), p. 173; Shkarovskii, pp. 226-227
Variant Names:
Karpiński, Siergiej; Karpinskiĭ, Sergeĭ Grigor'evich
Saint Petersburg (Russia); Orel (Orlovskai︠a︡ oblastʹ, Russia); Solovetski Island (Russia); Anzerski Island (Russia)
male; clergy and religious; fate unknown