SAINT RAPHAEL, THE NEW MARTYR OF MITYLENE, GREECE 9316 The holy, glorious and right-victorious new martyr Raphael suffered martyrdom by the Turks on the island of Lesbos in 1463. St Raphael was the Abbot of Karyes near the village of Thermi on the island. He was discovered 500 years after his martyrdom by appearing to the people of Lesvos in dreams and visions in the 1960’s. Saint Raphael revealed how he was cruelly tortured at the monastery. His torture ended when his head was sawn off. The saint was a martyred for the sake of his Christian faith. His memory is celebrated on The Tuesday following Easter.