David Rayahin is a second year student in the Religious Studies Program at Hellenic College Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology in Brookline, Massachusetts. He is also a participant of our Digital Disciples Program.
In December 2014, His Beatitude Patriarch John X of Antioch and All the East inaugurated the jubilee year celebration of the repose of Saint Raphael of Brooklyn. Throughout the year, the Antiochian Archdiocese of North America has commemorated the life of Saint Raphael on numerous occasions, from parish celebrations to the 52nd Antiochian Archdiocese Convention in Boston, MA.
Children wrote poetry, teens gave orations and adults wrote icons of Saint Raphael to commemorate the 100th anniversary of his repose. His Eminence Metropolitan Joseph of New York and all North America concluded the festivities with a Divine Liturgy at the Saint Nicholas Cathedral in Brooklyn, NY, the first parish Saint Raphael established after being consecrated.
To read more about the festivities or the life and legacy of Saint Raphael visit the Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America website.
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