A Chapel in Greece Dedicated to St. John Maximovitch

May 26, 2015

    

According to Romfea.gr, on Sunday 24 May 2015 the door-opening ceremony for a sacred chapel dedicated to St. John Maximovitch, who was the Bishop of Shanghai and later Archbishop of San Francisco of the Russian Church Abroad and reposed in 1966, took place in the Church of Saint Anna in Katerini.

The ceremony took place by His Eminence Metropolitan George of Kitros, Katerini and Platomonos, together with the priests of the parish and other priests of the Metropolis.

A portion of one of the sacred vestments is kept in the Church of Saint Anna, which was brought to the parish from America by Fr. Demetrios Golias, the parish priest.

His Eminence stressed that the door-opening ceremony of each sacred temple is an opportunity to renew the soul, which is a temple of the Holy Spirit.

    

    

    


5/28/2015

See also
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Fr. Herman (Podmoshensky)
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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.
Life and Miracles of St. John (Maximovich) of Shanghai and San Francisco—One of the Greatest Saints of the 20th Century Life and Miracles of St. John (Maximovich) of Shanghai and San Francisco—One of the Greatest Saints of the 20th Century
Bishop Alexander (Mileant)
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"Sanctity is not just a virtue. It is an attainment of such spiritual heights, that the abundance of God's grace which fills the saint overflows on all who associate with him. Great is the saint's state of bliss in which they dwell contemplating the Glory of God. Being filled with love for God and man, they are responsive to man's needs, interceding before God and helping those who turn to them." Thus describing the ancient Saints, Vladyka John simultaneously summarized his own spiritual attitude which made him one of the greatest Saints of our time.
St. John of Shanghai—Sternness and Sanctity St. John of Shanghai—Sternness and Sanctity
St. John of Shanghai
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St. John of Shanghai
He consciously lived in and operated from this otherworldly realm, formed historically by the Church Fathers, and thus he had a virtual disdain for the pragmatic expectations placed on one by the times and fashions. He was an enemy of fashion and gossip and pharisaical narrow-mindedness...
Comments
Fanya7/2/2016 3:57 am
St. John pray for us
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