Thou wast shown to the Church as another Paul/ and a zealot among priests by the confession of the Faith./ Abel and the blood of Zacharias cry with thee unto the Lord./ O righteous Father,/ entreat Christ our God to grant us His great mercy.
Ending thy days in sackcloth and ashes, O Father Mellion,/ thou art a model of repentance and a teacher of humility./ Wherefore, O holy one, pray for us that we may follow thy example for the salvation of our souls.
Thou didst shine on earth as a star from heaven, O Paul,/ and dost now enlighten the Church/ for which thou didst suffer and lay down thy life./ Thy innocent blood cries out to the Lord/ with that of Abel and Zacharias. 1-7
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!