St. Raphael of Brooklyn

St. Raphael of Brooklyn

Written by Damascene iconographer Aboud Chacour and commissioned by Bishop Basil for the Wichita Chancery's domestic chapel of St. Raphael.

Commemorated February 27 and on the first Saturday in November

Troparion - Tone 3

Rejoice, O Father Raphael, adornment of the holy Church! Thou art champion of the True Faith, seeker of the lost, consolation of the oppressed, father to orphans and friend of the poor, peacemaker and good shepherd, joy of all the Orthodox, son of Antioch, boast of America. Intercede with Christ God for us and for all who honor thee.

Kontakion - Tone 8

You were a guardian and a defender of the Church¹s teaching; you protected your flock from false doctrines and confirmed them in the true faith. O holy father Raphael, son of Syria and glory of North America, always intercede before the Lord that our souls may be saved.