St. Raphael of Brooklyn Mission Accessible

Quincy, Illinois

St. Raphael of Brooklyn Mission

Founded 2004

Diocese: Diocese of the Midwest

Deanery: Kansas City Deanery


611 Hampshire St
Quincy, Illinois

Mailing address:

PO Box 115
Quincy, IL 62306-0115

Email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Parish Contacts

Lay Leadership

Jonathan Hanchett
Mission President
Phone: 216-307-3918


General Location
St. Raphael of Brooklyn Mission meets at 611 Hampshire Street in Quincy, IL.  Parking is available across the street.

From I-172
Exit at Broadway heading west.  Drive to 8th Street.  Turn left.  Drive two blocks and turn right onto Hampshire Street.  Drive two more blocks and the Mission will be on the right.

From US 24 heading east (from Missouri)
After crossing the Mississippi River bridge, continue straight on Maine St.  Turn left at 6th Street, drive one block, then turn right.  The Mission will be on the left.

Schedule of Services

All services are in English.

5:30 PM Vespers.
Saturday Evening

9:30 AM Divine Liturgy.
Sunday Morning

7:00 PM Vespers.  DURING GREAT LENT, 6:00 PM Liturgy of the Presanctified Gifts.
Wednesday Evening

Parish Background

Reader Kevin Nicolai Payne, who had just moved to Quincy, was given permission by Bishop Job to hold Reader’s Service and read the Gospel in Quincy.  He and another Orthodox man began the services.  After they had found other interested persons, His Grace, Bishop Job blessed them to begin a mission station (the Orthodox Christian Community of Quincy, IL) under the sponsorship of St. Joseph’s Orthodox Church,  Wheaton, IL. Gradually, the mission identified and included other individuals and families.

For several years, St. Joseph’s Orthodox Church provided priests from its staff to serve liturgies as well as pastoral care and leadership.  These priests included Father Joseph Kopka, Father Alexander Lisenko, and Father Basil Aden.

The mission station met for a time in Reader Nicolai’s home and then in the basement of a local business. Until a fire destroyed the main building and damaged the chapel, it met in the chapel of St. John’s Episcopal Church.  Briefly after the fire, the mission met at the chapel of the First Congregational Church, but soon the mission found its own space to rent at 8th and State in downtown Quincy.

As time went on, under the leadership of Fr. Basil and with the support of the Diocese of the Midwest, the community reached out to unchurched Orthodox as well as to non-Orthodox in the Quincy area.  God has blessed these efforts with the return of a number of persons to Orthodox worship as well as the first catechumens.

His Grace, Bishop Job granted the mission station full mission status on January 1st, 2004, and placed it under the heavenly patronage of St. Raphael of Brooklyn. The mission is eager to share the life and faith of the Orthodox Church with all who reside in the Quincy, IL and Hannibal, MO area as well as those who are visiting the region. 

Glory to God!