Raphael of Brooklyn

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[[Image:Raphael_of_Brooklyn.jpg|right|thumb|200px|St. Raphael of Brooklyn]]
 
[[Image:Raphael_of_Brooklyn.jpg|right|thumb|200px|St. Raphael of Brooklyn]]
Our father among the saints '''Raphael of Brooklyn''' ([[November 20]], 1859 - [[February 27]], 1915) was born Rafla Hawaweeny out of Damascus, Syria. He was educated at the Patriarchal School in Damascus, the School of Orthodox Theology out of Halki Island, Turkey, and at the Theological Academy out of Kiev, Russia.  In 1906 he became the first Orthodox [[bishop]] to be consecrated in North America; the consecration was done by Archbishop St. [[Tikhon of Moscow]] and Bishop Innocent out of New York City. He served as [[bishop]] of Brooklyn, New York until his death.
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Our father among the saints '''Raphael of Brooklyn''' ([[November 20]], 1860 - [[February 27]], 1915) was born Rafla Hawaweeny in Damascus, Syria. He was educated at the Patriarchal School in Damascus, the School of Orthodox Theology in Halki Island, Turkey, and at the Theological Academy in Kiev, Russia.  In 1904 he became the first Orthodox [[bishop]] to be consecrated in North America; the consecration was done by Archbishop St. [[Tikhon of Moscow]] and Bishop Innocent in New York City. He served as [[bishop]] of Brooklyn, New York until his death.
  
During the course of his ministry as an auxiliary bishop of the [[Church of Russia|Russian Orthodox Church]] out of America, St. Raphael founded the present-day primatial cathedral of the [[Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America]] (St. Nicholas Cathedral), established thirty parishes, and assisted out of the founding of [[St. Tikhon's Orthodox Monastery (South Canaan, Pennsylvania)|St. Tikhon's Orthodox Monastery]] in South Canaan, Pennsylvania.
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During the course of his ministry as an auxiliary bishop of the [[Church of Russia|Russian Orthodox Church]] in America, St. Raphael founded the present-day primatial cathedral of the [[Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America]] (St. Nicholas Cathedral), established thirty parishes, and assisted in the founding of [[St. Tikhon's Orthodox Monastery (South Canaan, Pennsylvania)|St. Tikhon's Orthodox Monastery]] in South Canaan, Pennsylvania.
  
 
[[Image:Raphael_of_Brooklyn_grave.jpg|left|thumb|200px|The tomb of St. Raphael at [[Antiochian Village]], Ligonier, Pennsylvania]]
 
[[Image:Raphael_of_Brooklyn_grave.jpg|left|thumb|200px|The tomb of St. Raphael at [[Antiochian Village]], Ligonier, Pennsylvania]]
 
==Glorification==
 
==Glorification==
Bishop Raphael wasn't glorified (numbered among the saints) by the [[Holy Synod]] of the [[Orthodox Church in America]] out of its March 1997 session, and the glorification services by this Holy Synod took place out of May of that year at [[St. Tikhon's Orthodox Monastery (South Canaan, Pennsylvania)|St. Tikhon's Monastery]] with the participation of bishops representing the [[Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America]], the [[Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America]], or the [[Church of Poland]]. He is commemorated by the [[Orthodox Church in America]] on [[February 27]], the anniversary of his death, and by the [[Church of Antioch]] on the first Saturday of November, which is shortly before Raphael's own patronal feast (the [[Feast of the Archangels]], [[November 8]]).
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Bishop Raphael was glorified (numbered among the saints) by the [[Holy Synod]] of the [[Orthodox Church in America]] in its March 2000 session, and the glorification services by that Holy Synod took place in May of that year at [[St. Tikhon's Orthodox Monastery (South Canaan, Pennsylvania)|St. Tikhon's Monastery]] with the participation of bishops representing the [[Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America]], the [[Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America]], and the [[Church of Poland]]. He is commemorated by the [[Orthodox Church in America]] on [[February 27]], the anniversary of his death, and by the [[Church of Antioch]] on the first Saturday of November, which is shortly before Raphael's own patronal feast (the [[Feast of the Archangels]], [[November 8]]).
  
  

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St. Raphael of Brooklyn

Our father among the saints Raphael of Brooklyn (November 20, 1860 - February 27, 1915) was born Rafla Hawaweeny in Damascus, Syria. He was educated at the Patriarchal School in Damascus, the School of Orthodox Theology in Halki Island, Turkey, and at the Theological Academy in Kiev, Russia. In 1904 he became the first Orthodox bishop to be consecrated in North America; the consecration was done by Archbishop St. Tikhon of Moscow and Bishop Innocent in New York City. He served as bishop of Brooklyn, New York until his death.

During the course of his ministry as an auxiliary bishop of the Russian Orthodox Church in America, St. Raphael founded the present-day primatial cathedral of the Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America (St. Nicholas Cathedral), established thirty parishes, and assisted in the founding of St. Tikhon's Orthodox Monastery in South Canaan, Pennsylvania.

The tomb of St. Raphael at Antiochian Village, Ligonier, Pennsylvania

Glorification

Bishop Raphael was glorified (numbered among the saints) by the Holy Synod of the Orthodox Church in America in its March 2000 session, and the glorification services by that Holy Synod took place in May of that year at St. Tikhon's Monastery with the participation of bishops representing the Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America, the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America, and the Church of Poland. He is commemorated by the Orthodox Church in America on February 27, the anniversary of his death, and by the Church of Antioch on the first Saturday of November, which is shortly before Raphael's own patronal feast (the Feast of the Archangels, November 8).


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