Awesome photos of the revestment of St. John the Wonderworker

http://www.wadiocese.com/wadphotos/g46/

The official website of the Western American Diocese offers a photo-report of the revestment of the relics of St John

On Tuesday, October 25, 2011, in accordance with a decision by the Diocesan Council of Western America, clergymen of the diocese performed the rite of revestment of the uncorrupt relics of St John of Shanghai and San Francisco. This special rite was headed by His Eminence Archbishop Kyrill of San Francisco and Western America in San Francisco’s Cathedral of the Mother of God “Joy of All Who Sorrow.”

Having made confession in advance and asking forgiveness of each other, the archpastors and priests performed a moleben to St John at 9 pm, after which they proceeded to perform the rite of changing the vestments. Every priest participating in the Pastoral Conference of the Western American Diocese was given the opportunity to participate in this rite. The attending protodeacons then intoned the corresponding prayers after the revestment of the holy man’s relics.

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One thought on “Awesome photos of the revestment of St. John the Wonderworker

  1. Wow! Lots of mixed emotions about the sights in these photos! I enjoyed reading the two articles about the first and second times that St. John was vested. Much to learn….
    There is also a DVD for purchase about St. John, will be doing that soon.
    Thank you for sharing these photos and site. Unbelievable care and love for dear St. John of San Fran and Shanghai! Many of the clergy looked shaken by the experience, a very human reaction. Somehow that was comforting to me.

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