Western American Diocese
RUSSIAN ORTHODOX
 CHURCH OUTSIDE
 OF RUSSIA
Western American Diocese
CELEBRATING THE 30th ANNIVERSARY OF THE OPENING OF THE RELICS OF ST. JOHN OF SHANGHAI AND SAN FRANCISCO THE WONDERWORKER

First Primatial Visit of the Newly-­Elected

METROPOLITAN NICHOLAS
to the Western­ American Diocese

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 30, 2023

HOLY VIRGIN “JOY OF ALL WHO SORROW” CATHEDRAL
6210 Geary Boulevard, San Francisco

THURSDAY, September 28
7:00 PM: AKATHIST to St. John in his sepulchre – the lower church of the Finding of St. John’s relics.

FRIDAY, September 29
5:15 PM: Transfer of St. John’s relics into the center of Holy Virgin Cathedral.
6:00 PM: VIGIL

SATURDAY, September 30
8:30 AM: 3rd & 6th Hours. 9:00 AM: GREETING of the First Hierarch of the Russian Church Abroad, His Eminence METROPOLITAN NICHOLAS. Divine LITURGY and Procession. Following the service a festal luncheon will be offered in the cathedral fellowship hall.

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