St. Raphael of Brooklyn Mission Accessible

Quincy, Illinois

Founded 2004


Serviced by Diocesan clergy.

Diocese: Diocese of the Midwest

Deanery: Kansas City Deanery


212 N 6th St
Quincy, Illinois 62301

Mailing address:

PO Box 115
Quincy, IL 62306-0115



Parish Contacts

Dean, Kansas City Deanery
Holy Trinity Church
Overland Park, KS
Office: 913-681-6948


General Location
St. Raphael of Brooklyn Mission is located on the east side of N. 6th Street just north of Hampshire. 

From I-172(northbound)
Take Exit 14 (Broadway) and turn left/west. Continue straight/west on Broadway to 8th street and turn left/south. Go right/west on Hampshire to 6th Street and turn right/north. (There is no direct access to 6th Street from Broadway)

From US 24 (eastbound from Missouri)
After crossing the Mississippi River bridge US24 becomes Maine Street. Continue straight/east until 6th Street and turn left/north.

Schedule of Services

All services are in English.

5:30 PM Vespers.
Saturday Evening

9:10 AM Hours; 9:30 AM Divine Liturgy.
Sunday Morning

Please check the parish calendar for Feasts and other services. 

Parish Background

In the late 90’s Archbishop Job blessed local Orthodox in Quincy to begin saying Reader Services. Under the sponsorship of St. Joseph’s Orthodox Church (Wheaton, IL) the mission station met in various locations and was served by various priests until 2004, when Archbishop Job granted the growing Quincy community mission status under the patronage of the then recently glorified St. Raphael of Brooklyn.

In 2005 Fr. Thaddeus Nielsen was assigned to the Mission and served there until his retirement in 2013. Under Fr. Thaddeus the Mission soon settled in a storefront location and continued to grow. Upon Fr. Thaddeus’ retirement the Mission returned to Reader Services and occasional (sometimes frequent) visits by area clergy for Holy Week services, Liturgy, and other Sacraments. After being displaced from its storefront location in 2016, the Mission continued to meet at Quincy University for nearly two years. In 2017 Fr. Basil Ferguson was assigned to the Mission, and in 2018 a new storefront was adequately prepared to move into and settle again. Weekly services, major Feasts, and other occasional services have resumed and the Church continues its life and growth in Quincy, Illinois.