Don’t play soccer!

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Today is the feast day of Saint John of Shanghai and San Francisco. The picture above is of Hieromonk Maksim at the liturgy this morning for the feast at New Marcha Monastery in Richfield, Ohio. The celebration of this feast always confused me: is on this day or the Saturday closest to this day; or both?

A reader of this blog was reminded of my earlier post about soccer games and the World Cup in regards to today’s feast. Namely, St. John’s comments about soccer. It’s taken from the article which I think I posted on here before: (Here)

Vladyka realized that young people need some sort of amusement, but he was categorically against soccer. In conversations with young people, Vladyka especially emphasized the necessity of being righteous and of always speaking the truth, and would add, “He who tells a lie will also steal.”

Happy feast!

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