ROCOR to celebrate 30th anniversary of canonization of St. John (Maximovitch) (+VIDEO)

San Francisco, May 24, 2024

The canonization of St. John in 1994. Photo: The canonization of St. John in 1994. Photo:     

The Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia will festively celebrate the 30th anniversary of the canonization of the Holy Hierarch and Wonderworker St. John (Maximovitch) of Shanghai and San Francisco this summer.

The celebration will be held on Friday and Saturday, June 28-29 at the Joy of All Who Sorrow Cathedral in San Francisco, where St. John’s relics are located, reports the ROCOR Synodal site.

The 10th anniversary of the episcopal consecration of His Eminence Metropolitan Nicholas, First Hierarch of ROCOR, will also be celebrated.

A reception will take place after the Divine Liturgy for the benefit of the St. John Benevolent Fund.

More information can be found at

On September 30 of last year, the 30th anniversary of the uncovering of St. John’s incorrupt relics was celebrated. ROCOR’s Western American Diocese held a pastoral conference dedicated to the 30th anniversary of St. John’s canonization in April of this year.

Watch the service for the canonization of St. John from 1994:



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