VIDEO: Announcing the 50th Anniversary of the Repose of St. John Maximovitch

Source: Western American Diocese (ROCOR)

April 17, 2016

On Sunday April 17, 2016, Holy Virgin Cathedral sponsored the 9th Annual Lenten Retreat, during which, on behalf of the Diocesan Council of the Western American Diocese, council secretary Archpriest Peter Perekrestov spoke briefly about the upcoming celebrations and events surrounding the 50th Anniversary of the repose of St. John of Shanghai and San Francisco the Wonderworker to be held from June 30 to July 2, 2016.

Below is the official announcement about the approaching Jubilee which has been produced by the media department of the Western American Diocese:

See also
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Archpriest Peter Perekrestov
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Archpriest Peter Perekrestov
"He is incorrupt! His relics are incorrupt!"
 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.
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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Bishop Alexander (Mileant)
"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.
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