This icon is a reproduction of the Cathedral Shrine to St. Raphael. Originally commissioned prior to his becoming a saint, the icon was later corrected after his glorification in 2000. An interesting feature of this icon is the engolpion (panagia) that depicts the Archangel Raphael, his patron. This is a replica of one that was actually worn by St. Raphael himself.
Saint Raphael was born in Beirut in 1860. He spent the first decades of his life traveling throughout the Middle East and Russia, gaining knowledge and experience as a clergyman. Father Raphael was called to America and established a parish in Brooklyn, serving Orthodox immigrants and encouraging their faith. He was later elevated to the episcopacy, becoming the first bishop consecrated in America. He continued his tireless work among the Orthodox faithful, along with evangelism efforts, until his repose in 1915. He is commemorated on February 27 and the first Saturday in November.
Icon courtesy of Saint Nicholas Antiochian Orthodox Cathedral in Brooklyn. A portion of the sale of this icon is given to the Cathedral to support their ministry.
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