October 28, 2018 in the Pskov diocese honored the memory of Metropolitan John (Razumov).
Celebrations dedicated to the 120th anniversary of the birth of Metropolitan John, headed the Pskov diocese for 33 years, began early in the morning with the funeral lithium at the tomb of blessed memory, resting on Archbishop Demetrius cemetery.
Pray for the repose of the soul of dear to their heart of Lord John gathered the Metropolitan of Pskov and Porkhov Tikhon, Metropolitan of Rostov and Novocherkassk mercury, Metropolitan Yoshkar-Ola and Mari John, the clergy and the Orthodox faithful of the city of Pskov.
After lithium, which made Metropolitan of mercury, all the participants went to Holy Trinity Cathedral, where he was a divine Liturgy.
The service was led by Metropolitan of Pskov and Porkhov Tikhon. He was assisted by Metropolitan Merkury of Rostov and Novocherkassk, Metropolitan Yoshkar-Ola and Mari John, Bishop of Velikie Luki and Nevel Sergius, the Dean of the Pskov urban Okrug Archpriest Andrey Vakhrushev, Archpriest Alexander Mikhailov, Archpriest Eugene Pleszew, Archpriest Oleg Teor, Archimandrite Philaret (Koltsov) and many other priests who knew Vladika John. Praying at the service were numerous parishioners gathered to honor the blessed memory, resting Archpastor.
After the dismissal of the Liturgy lithium on the repose of Metropolitan John. Then Metropolitan Tikhon appealed to all those present with the word, in which he spoke about the uniqueness and importance of the pastoral Ministry of Metropolitan John shared their memories about him.
Metropolitan Merkury of Rostov and Novocherkassk also spoke about his first meeting with the Lord and was donated to the Museum created in the place of the life and works of Metropolitan John, his cross and Panagia. Metropolitan John of Yoshkar-Ola and Mari and Bishop Velikoluksky and Nevelsky Sergius also blagodarnostyu and the warmth of shared memories.
After the service in the Parish House of Holy Trinity Cathedral, a luncheon was held, which was attended by bishops, clergy and believers, who had a spiritual connection with the now revered the Lord.
Here, in the Parish house hosted a concert of the choir of the Cathedral, presentation of the movie “Man of mercy” and the opening of the photo exhibition dedicated to the Metropolitan of Pskov and Porkhovskomu John (Razumov), according to the Pskov Diocesan Management.