Procession around the Church in honor of Saint John of Shanghai
New skit appeared on the place where St John spent his childhood years.
1 Aug in Svyatogorsky monastery opened a monastery in honor of Saint John of Shanghai, reports the website of the monastery.
Father superior and the Governor of Svyatogorsk Lavra Metropolitan Arseny in the concelebration of the clergy made a great consecration of the temple in honor of St. John of Shanghai, and was then served a festive divine Liturgy.
Worship service came many pilgrims from nearby villages and also from Slavic, Kharkov and Mariupol. Only St. John skit on this day was attended by about 1,500 pilgrims.
To commemorate the event, all approaching the cross, was given small icons of St. John (Maximovich) of Shanghai, San Francisco, adamovskiy and all Russia the Wonderworker.
St. John the skit appeared in the village of Adamovka in the place where was located the family estate Maksimovic. The future Vladyka John held this manor of his childhood years, often visiting with his parents on a pilgrimage in Svyatogorsky monastery.