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The First Icon of St. Raphael

The First Icon of St. Raphael

The first icon of St. Raphael, at St. George Cathedral in Wichita, Kansas

From OrthodoxHistory.org:

The icon above is the first one ever painted of St. Raphael, and as you can see, it refers to him as “Bishop Raphael,” and it lacks a nimbus. This is because it was actually painted prior to his glorification in 2000. Since then, the icon has been adjusted; it now does say “Saint” instead of “Bishop,” and a nimbus has been added.