Consecration of the monument of St. John of Shanghai
Sculpture placed in the territory of the shelter in honor of St. Tikhon of Zadonsk, who founded St. John.
In San Francisco there was held a ceremony of opening the monument to St. John of Shanghai, reports the website of the Russian Orthodox Church outside of Russia.
Blessing of the sculpture was made by the Archbishop of San Francisco and Western America Kyrill. The ceremony was held on 7 September, the day of the 55th anniversary of the establishment of the Russian Orthodox Church Abroad, Archbishop John of San Francisco Department.
Monument to Saint John donated to the Fund “Dialogue of Cultures – United World”, in July of 2018 helped to place a statue of the monk Seraphim of Sarov the Wonderworker in the Novo-Diveyevo convent in new York. The Fund emphasizes that “from now on, the monuments of the great saints will unite the East and West coast of the United States”.
Earlier in Svyatogorsk Holy Dormition Lavra consecrated the monastery in honor of St. John of Shanghai.