Window 32: Archangel Raphael

Archangel Raphael

Willet Studios, 1981
To the Glory of God and in loving memory of Albert William Hilker and Johnie Stedge Hilker
Given by Vonnie Sledge Hilker
Clerestory north tower

Raphael appears by name only in the deuterocanonical book of Tobit. In Christian tradition he performs all manner of healing. Here he is shown holding a fish, a reference to his healing Tobit with the fish’s gall (Tobit 11:7), and a staff, alluding to the journey he makes with Tobit’s son Tobias (beginning at Tobit 5:4).