On June 1, 2010, the eve of the commemoration of St. John (Maximovitch) of Shanghai, the rector of the Orthodox community in Shanghai, Archpriest Alexei Kiselevich, served a moleben with an akathist in the St. Nicholas church to St. John.
Members of the Orthodox Community in Shanghai and guests from Orthodox countries attending the International exhibition, EXPO-2010, participated in the prayer service. Also present were representatives of local governmental institutions.
The Serbian traditional music choir "Balkanopolis" sang the service, and gave a concert of sacred music afterwards.
City authorities have given the Orthodox community the St. Nicholas Church for regular services during the period that EXPO-2010 will be running, since May 1 of this year. The creative group, "Balkonopolis" arrived at Shanghai for the Serbian Day of the EXPO.