A belt of a robe of St. John (Maximovich), Archbishop of Shanghai and San Francisco, will be brought for veneration to the Great Martyr Catherine Church in Moscow on May 5, 2019.
A solemn meeting of the holy relic will take place at 1 p.m. The faithful will be able to venerate the shrine at the church until July 2, reports Patriarchia.ru.
The belt will be delivered to Moscow from St. Seraphim of Sarov Hermitage in Rawdon, Canada by Elizabeth Ayrapetova, founder of ‘Russian Soul’ Charity Fund, with the blessing of His Holiness, Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia, His Eminence Tikhon, Metropolitan of All America and Canada, and the Most Reverend Irénée, Archbishop of Ottawa and Canada (Orthodox Church in America).
A Service of Intercession with an akathist to St. John will take place in front of the shrine every day.