Russian martial arts champion visits San Francisco to venerate St. John Maximovitch

Source: Bellator MMA

February 16, 2017

As previously reported, Russian MMA chamption Fedor Emelianenko traveled to America recently for a bout against American fighter Matt Mitrione in San Diego. In an interview with MMA News, Emelainenko spoke openly about his Orthodox faith, and in the video below he states that while in America he was excited to travel to San Francisco to visit the Russian Orthodox Holy Virgin Cathedral and venerate the relics of the great wonderworker St. John Maximovitch.

2/20/2017

See also
A Film Covering the 50th Anniversary of the Repose of St. John of Shanghai and San Francisco A Film Covering the 50th Anniversary of the Repose of St. John of Shanghai and San Francisco A Film Covering the 50th Anniversary of the Repose of St. John of Shanghai and San Francisco A Film Covering the 50th Anniversary of the Repose of St. John of Shanghai and San Francisco
The film shows fragments from the opening of the Synod of Bishops, the Akathist Hymn to St. John, the symposium dedicated to the Saints legacy, the Divine Liturgy presided over by Metropolitan Hilarion First Hierarch of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia, an Ordination to the Priesthood and the cross procession with the blessing of new mosaic of the Saint.
St. John Made no Compromises, Neither With Himself Nor With Circumstances St. John Made no Compromises, Neither With Himself Nor With Circumstances
On the Commemoration of the uncovering of the relics of St. John of Shanghai; Deacon Andrei Psarev, Maria Reshetnikova
St. John Made no Compromises, Neither With Himself Nor With Circumstances St. John Made no Compromises, Neither With Himself Nor With Circumstances
On the Commemoration of the uncovering of the relics of St. John of Shanghai
Deacon Andrei Psarev, Maria Reshetnikova
In our life it’s simply impossible to meet someone who is both kind and active. Many are active, but they are very cruel; and many are kind, but they do nothing. When you read about Vladyka John and you see what an active and kind man he was, you realize how fortunate it would have been to be his contemporary; he literally and physically save the lives of so many people.
 The Price of Sanctity. Memories of Archbishop John Maximovitch The Price of Sanctity. Memories of Archbishop John Maximovitch
Fr. Herman (Podmoshensky)
 The Price of Sanctity. Memories of Archbishop John Maximovitch The Price of Sanctity. Memories of Archbishop John Maximovitch
Fr. Herman (Podmoshensky)
Feeling an utter triumph in my soul, that I had spoken to a saint, I turned to Fr. Vladimir for further information about him, Archbishop John. But I heard nothing of what my dear benefactor Fr. Vladimir was telling me then, due to my excitement over having met a man not of this world.
Comments
Louis Woolums7/12/2017 7:01 pm
I am in California and the video will not play: message says that it is "private". Can you fix this?
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