Annual TASTE OF RUSSIA Festival: Sunday, October 9, 2016
Services are conducted DAILY at the Cathedral:
Liturgy at 8:00 am, Vespers & Matins at 6:00 pm.
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The Incorrupt Relics of Saint John
The relics of St. John—the Miracle-worker of Shanghai and San Francisco and the twentieth century's great ascetic, archpastor and man of prayer--were found to be incorrupt in 1993, on the threshold of his glorification. The relics were transferred from the burial-vault beneath the church into the very Cathedral of the Most Holy Theotokos, the "Joy of All Who Sorrow", in San Francisco, during the glorification of St. John in 1994. His relics are the only intact relics open for veneration in North America. Numerous pilgrims come from all over the world to pray at St. John's relics. On Saturday nights, before the Vigil, a moleben is chanted before the relics, This moleben is open to all. Oil from the continually burning lampada is sent globally to all those that seek St. John's assistance. The Liturgy is performed daily in the Cathedral and there is access during all services to the holy relics.