This calendar of saints is drawn from several denominations, sects, and traditions. Although it will no longer be updated daily, the index on the right will guide visitors to a saint celebrated on any day they choose. Additional saints will be added as they present themselves to Major.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

September 29 -- Raphael the Archangel

Now Playing: The Grateful Dead with Special Guest Archangel Raphael
Feasts aren't just for saints anymore -- September 29 celebrates Raphael, one of the three angels mentioned by name in the scriptures. [I'm guessing the others are Michael and Gabriel, but I don't know that for sure. Use the comment function to confirm or correct.]

Raphael is a central character in the Book of Tobit, which I have not read, but from which the Grateful Dead got their name. The source I used for this calls the book deutero-canonical, which I guess is a polite way of saying apocryphal.

The same source listed the same info for Raphael that it does for other saints, including:

Born: Wasn't
Died: Hasn't

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