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Jamaican-First Black Greek Orthodox Priest: Father Raphael

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This week the Backyard is thrilled to celebrate the life of another Jamaican trailblazer.  “The Very Rev. Father Raphael, Priest Apostolic of the Greek Orthodox Catholic Church, has returned to the island after years of travelling all over the world.” Daily Gleaner July 13th, 1913.


Dr. Joy Lumsden discovered that Father Raphael aka Robert Josias Morgan was born in Chapelton, Clarendon, around 1870, but little has so far come to light about his family or background. Join us this Thursday 3/15/12 at 8: PM as the 'Labrish’ shares  interesting information found by our dedicated historian about Father Raphael’s  travels around the world.