Russian Orthodox Church Abroad – 22/1/16
Relics of St John of Shanghai and San Francisco Will Be Brought to Toronto’s Holy Trinity Cathedral
With the blessing of His Eminence Archbishop Kyrill of San Francisco and Western America and His Eminence Archbishop Gabriel of Montreal and Canada, a special reliquary with a large piece of relic of St John the Wonderworker of Shanghai and San Francisco will be brought from California to Toronto, Canada, for the veneration of the faithful.
Below is the schedule of the visit of the relics, which will be accompanied by Protopriest Peter Perekrestov.
February 27-28, 2016
HOLY TRINITY RUSSIAN ORTHODOX CHURCH
23 Henry Street, Toronto
SATURDAY, February 27:
Greeting of the holy relics at 7:00 pm: Vigil with magnification to St John and anointing with oil from his shrine in San Francisco.
SUNDAY, February 28:
Divine Liturgy at 10:00 am and service of intercession (moleben) to St John and anointing. Following the Liturgy and a meal the Dean of Holy Virgin Cathedral in San Francisco, Protopriest Peter Perekrestov, will conduct a discussion with parishioners and the faithful.
At 6:30 pm a moleben with akathis to St John will be chanted before his holy relics.