Thou didst abandon earthly glory/ and wast illumined by the light of God's inspiration./ Wherefore thou didst shine on earth like a fadeless star./ For thou wast found worthy to hear the divine voice like Moses/ and wast also like the Angels and a treasury of grace,/ O holy Father Joannicius.
Thou didst bear the fruit of knowledge/ and wast like the Apostles, O Nicander, and a faithful priest./ Together with Hermeus thy companion in contest/ intercede with the Lord Who has glorified thee/ to grant us His great mercy.
We have come together today to honour thy memory,/ and implore thee to obtain mercy for us from the Lord,/ O holy Father Joannicius.
With the spiritual plough you cultivated souls/ by the preaching of the Word./ You have offered to Christ the sheaves of your contests,/ O Martyrs Nicander and Hermeus./ You were instructed by Titus and became divine tablets of doctrine.
Rejoice, O Father Raphael, Adornment of the Holy Church! Thou art Champion of the true Faith, Seeker of the lost, Consolation of the oppressed, Father to orphans, and Friend of the poor, Peacemaker and Good Shepherd, Joy of all the Orthodox, Son of Antioch, Boast of America: Intercede with Christ God for us and for all who honor thee.
Today the memory of blessed Raphael hath shone on us; For having received Christ's call, he faithfully took up his cross and followed Him becoming a fisher of men. Let us cry aloud to him saying: Rejoice O Father Raphael!