St Raphael of Brooklyn Orthodox Church
St. Raphael Orthodox Church is a mission community of Eastern Orthodox Christians in the Quincy, Illinois area. We welcome you to worship with us and experience the ancient Christian faith!
All services are in English.
Visitors are always welcome!
Upcoming Services:
  • Services are available on Zoom and in-person.
  • Presently, Divine Liturgy is served on the 2nd and 4th Sundays of each month at 9:30 a.m., and Typika (a reader’s service) is held on the alternate Sundays. Check the church Facebook for events or contact the parish for up-to-date information.
  • Please wear a mask to church. We have a limited quantity of disposable masks available. Bring your own if you have one.

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Blessed Fast!God's Chosen Fast

Is this not the fast that I have chosen:
To loose the bonds of wickedness,
To undo the heavy burdens,
To let the oppressed go free,
And that you break every yoke?

Is it not to share your bread with the hungry,
That you bring the poor and homeless into your house;
When you see the naked, that you cover them,
And not hide yourself from your own flesh?

+Holy Prophet Isaiah

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Timeline PhotosO Holy Apostle Philip, intercede to our merciful God, that He may grant our souls forgiveness of sins. -Apolytikion of Apostle Philip

This Apostle, one of the Twelve, was from Bethsaida of Galilee, and was a compatriot of Andrew and Peter. He was instructed in the teachings of the Law, and devoted himself to the study of the prophetic books.

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"When you can't sleep and various thoughts keep bothering you, say the prayer 'Rejoice, O Virgin Theotokos! Mary, full of Grace, the Lord is with you. Blessed are you among women, and blessed is the fruit of your womb, for you have borne the Savior of our souls!’ continuously. Sleep will come and the Panagia will give great joy."

+ Gerondissa Makrina Vassopoulou of Blessed Memory

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A Christian must be courteous to all. His words and deeds should breath with the grace of the Holy Spirit, which abides in his soul, so that in this way he might glorify the name of God. He who regulates all of his speech also regulates all of his actions. He who keeps watch over the words he is about say also keeps watch over the deeds he intends to do, and he never goes out of the bounds good and benevolent conduct. The graceful speech of a Christian is characterized by delicateness and politeness. This fact, born of love, produces peace and joy. On the other hand, boorishness gives birth to hatred, enmity, affliction, competitiveness, disorder and wars.

+St. Nektarius of Aegina

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