NYC Honorary Street Names


St. Raphael of Brooklyn Place (Brooklyn)
Present name:State Street
Location:Between Hoyt Street and Bond Street
Honoree: Raphael Hawaweeny (1860-1915) was the first Orthodox bishop consecrated in North America in 1904. He founded The Word, the official news magazine of the Antiochian Archdiocese, which continues to be published monthly. It informs readers of Orthodox news, and also educates and inspires with articles on faith and practice. He traveled throughout the United States. He founded thirty parishes in North America as well as a cathedral in Brooklyn’s Little Syria. In 2000, he was Glorified as a saint by the Holy Synod of the Orthodox Church in America and has thenceforth been known as St. Raphael of Brooklyn. His feast day is celebrated in the Antiochian Archdiocese on the first Saturday of November. (Levin)

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