The 45th anniversary of the repose of our beloved Vladyka St John of Shanghai and San Francisco on June 19th/July 2nd occurred in a small room in Seattle at St Nicholas Cathedral where he frequently celebrated Divine Services and had served the Divine Liturgy that very morning. Celebrations will start Thursday the 31st at 6:30pm with an Akathist served to St John in the Chapel of his repose. Friday July 1st there will be a Vigil for his Feast starting at 6pm and Divine Liturgy at 9am the 2nd of July on His Feast Day.
Additonal Resources: A longer life of St John. The awe inspiring Holy Virgin Joy of All Who Sorrow Cathedral in San Francisco, which was completed under his leadership is also where his Relics are located . This Cathedral has links for Prayer Requests, Holy Oil, and other useful resources. It is an active Church with daily services and a weekly Molieben to St John. The First Church dedicated to St John has a large amount of useful information and links on St John. Finally the first of a 6 part interview with Subdeacon Gregory Hendry. Mr Hendry’s family knew St John from his time in Shanghai thru his time in California; from Ancient Faith Radio’s, The Illlumined Heart. An excellent and enlightening interview both of St John and of the Russian diaspora. -Editor