Feast Day: Bright Tuesday (April 9th)


The Life of Saint Raphael: For many years a Monk had been seen walking on the hill at Kayres in Lesvos…

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Prayers

Akathist Hymn

Paraklesis

Apolytikion: Having contended on Lesvos for the sake of Christ God, you have Sanctified the island since the discovery of your Sacred Relics, O Blessed ones; for what reason we honour you, O God-bearing Raphael, together with Nicholas and Virgin Irene, as our Divine protectors and intercessors with the Lord.

Kontakion: Let all of us honour as our protectors and miracle-workers the Holy Martyrs who manifestly contended for Christ. Whose Relics were hidden under the Earth for many years, and who have manifested themselves to us in wondrous ways, Raphael, Nicholas and Irene, as well as those who contended with them in a godly-minded manner.

Megalynarion: Let us honour with hymns the Hosiomartyrs of Christ, divine Raphael and venerable Nicholas, together with Irene, the guardians of Lesvos, for helping all.

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2022 – In faith we now run to them and we greatly rejoice in Soul
2021 – O Raphael Wondrous Martyr.
2021 – For indeed you were seen to be Blessing with the Sign of the Holy Cross.
2021 – Come all, let us go there with ardent Faith…

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Quotes by Saint Raphael


Icons

Below is an Icon of Saint Raphael when he was a young boy.

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